Original Release Date: February 15, 2023 | 1:00 pm ET
Medical and Life Care Consulting hosted a complimentary webinar aimed at helping medico-legal professionals gain a better understanding of invasive pain management interventions and their impact on personal injury cases.
“Invasive analgesic therapies provided an alternative to the medical management of chronic pain. With the growing incidence of chronic pain not only in the United States but worldwide, more therapies had evolved to address the increasing demand for pain relief options. These therapies included spinal injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, neurostimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.” – Medical Clinics of North America
Types of chronic pain:
• Nerve pain
• Joint pain
• Discogenic pain
• Myofascial pain
How pain is diagnosed:
• MRI findings
• Physical exam findings
• Response to treatment, i.e.: injections, manual therapy
• Physical therapy
• Medications- neuropathic medications, anti-inflammatory, local anesthetic, compounding creams
• Injections- facet, si joint, epidural steroid injections, medial and lateral branch blocks, diagnostic versus therapeutic, IA joint injections, trigger point injections
• Nerve blocks
• Spinal cord stimulators
• Stellate ganglion block
Correlating the patient’s response with the diagnosis
How to allocate long-term treatment for chronic pain into the life care plan_
Meet the Speakers
What is Pain?
Types of Pain
How Pain is Diagnosed
CT Scan, X-ray, MRI, EMG & Discogram
Nerve Blocks & Infusions
Spinal Cord Stimulators
What is a Spinal Cord Stimulator?
How a Spinal Cord Stimulator Works
Types of Spinal Cord Stimulators
Intrathecal Pain Pump
How does it Work?
How to Allocate Long-Term Treatment for Chronic Pain into the Life Care Plan
Cynthia Bourbeau is a Massachusetts Registered Nurse and certified as a Rehabilitation Nurse, Case Manager, Nurse Life Care Planner, and ...
Cindy Fleury has over 30 years of case management experience within workers’ compensation and has supported hundreds of medico-legal cases...
Medico-legal webinars are a great resource for plaintiff and defense teams looking to better understand injuries and illnesses and how they may impact a case. Topics range from pediatrics and pain to costing and Medicare Set-Aside Allocations and everything in between.