Myofascial Pain: A Brief History of the Present Illness and Trigger Point How-To
Forty years ago, myofascial pain syndrome was a rarely recognized condition. Today, it is a primary diagnosis in both primary care and pain clinics. What is the nature of a trigger point? How do you find them? How do you treat them? This program reviews some history, some clinical cases, and recent research.
Faculty: Ben Daitz, MD
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:
- Discuss the nature and characteristics of a myofascial trigger point.
- Recognize the characteristics of several regional myofascial pain syndromes.
- Discuss various treatment options for myofascial pain.
Ben Daitz, MD, is a physician, writer, and documentary filmmaker. He is professor of family and community medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and an attending physician at the University Hospital’s chronic pain clinic and in Project ECHO’s chronic pain and headache telemedicine clinic. With Lucy Whyte Ferguson, DC, he co-directs an annual conference on the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain. Dr. Daitz has had a longstanding involvement in rural health issues, nationally and internationally, including medical/anthropological work among the Machiguenga andTsimane Indians of the Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon. His documentary films have been broadcast, and honored by, PBS, American Public Television, numerous film festivals, and an Emmy nomination. He is a frequent contributing writer for The New York Times, and his work has also been published in The Atlantic and Eclectica. His novel, Delivery, is published by the University of New Mexico Press.
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
Dr. Daitz reports that he has 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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