Interdisciplinary Treatment for the War on CRPS and PTSD
Growing research suggests that individuals suffering from comorbid chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may respond poorly to treatment, especially when treatment teams conceptualize and treat each condition as separate, non-related diagnoses. This session discusses the explanatory models of pain-PTSD comorbidity through the use of several case studies with patients who have co-occurring complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and PTSD. Dr. Keizer and Boge illustrate an interdisciplinary method of treating co-occurring CRPS and PTSD, including ketamine infusion, psychotherapy, pain neuroscience education, and intensive physical and/or occupational therapy.
Faculty: Benjamin M. Keizer, PhD and Justin Boge, DO, MS, DABA
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the prevalence, causes, and shared vulnerability/mutual maintenance of co-occurring chronic pain conditions and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among military personnel.
- Illustrate how members of an interdisciplinary team interact synergistically to enhance the rehabilitation process for patients with co-occurring CRPS and PTSD.
- Discuss a variety of methods used to relieve co-occurring CPRS and PTSD, and discuss the merits of their use alone or in combination.
Benjamin M. Keizer, PhD, works for the Army Medical Department as the head of the Rehabilitation and Performance Psychology group at the Center For the Intrepid (CFI), Fort Sam Houston, Texas. As one of the premier outpatient rehabilitation centers for the Department of Defense, the CFI provides advanced, interdisciplinary care for military service members who have sustained serious injuries (e.g., amputation, limb-salvage, multi-trauma, major surgery). He earned his doctorate at the University of Louisville in Counseling Psychology before completing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology (chronic pain focus) at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Justin B. Boge, DO, MS, DABA, has extensive experience in interventional pain management, chronic pain management, and osteopathic manipulative medicine and is dual boarded in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He served in the United States Air Force from 2005-2009. Dr. Boge has held the position of director of acute pain services at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, as well as medical director of anesthesia while deployed to Balad, Iraq. Dr. Boge considers it a privilege to relieve pain and suffering in the military patient population.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Drs. Keizer and Boge report that they have nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance