• Pain Management Conference, all presentations

    Original Date: September 24-25, 2016

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference, which are listed below.

    13.5 CEUs (13.5 pain management and 4.5 pharmacy) approved by OBNM
  • Opiate Addiction and Botanical Protocols for Withdrawal

    Presenter: Jillian Stansbury, ND
    Original Date: September 24, 2016

    Opiate Addition is a national epidemic, and particularly prominent in the Pacific Northwest. This presentation explores the pathophysiology of the problem and the history of opiates in medicine. Participants also learn of botanical medicines having impact on opiate pathways in the brain, as well as receive an effective protocol, based on the presenter's personal experience for helping heavy opiate users withdraw with relative comfort.

    1.5 pharmacy / pain management CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Organizing an Interprofessional Pain Management Team

    Presenter: Bill Walter, ND
    Original Date: September 24, 2016

    Chronic pain is a complex multi-factorial condition that leads to significant infirmity and disability in our society. Given the multiple layers of complexity with pain, no one practitioner will be able to address all of a patient's needs. This lecture is designed to help the integrative clinician think through the layers of challenges a patient with pain may be facing, which practitioners are likely best to help them, and how to organize this team for your patients.

    We begin with an overview of the diagnostic challenge of pain - without a clear understanding of the mechanism of a patient's pain, it is incredible difficult to choose the appropriate therapies. We then review common assessment tools that may be used in an office setting, and how to interpret them. We discuss the different practitioners you may choose to bring into your patient's team, their scopes of practice, and how best to organize an interdisciplinary treatment protocol. Also discussed are some challenges involved in bringing multiple clinicians into the same practice.

    1.5 pain management CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Clinical Applications for Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Presenter: Tori Hudson,ND
    Original Date: September 24, 2016

    Considerable research including randomized controlled trials now demonstrates the role and efficacy of EFAs in many
    different clinical conditions. This presentation briefly reviews mechanisms of action of omega-3 fatty acids and select
    specifics related to DHA and EPA and how that relates to more clinically beneficial outcomes when prescribing fish oils.
    The focus of the lecture is clinical applications for Omega-3 fatty acids in: depression, dysmenorrhea, NAFLD,
    hypertriglyceridemia, PCOS, vasomotor symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis and more. This review leads to enhanced clinical
    skills for practitioners in treating individuals with these health issues.

    1.0 pain management CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Naturopathic Treatments for Pain Management

    Presenter: Kathryn Brooks, ND
    Original Date: September 24, 2016

    Pain is one of the top three reasons a patient seeks medical care in the United States. Current standard of care for the treatment of pain does not offer patients a well-rounded solution for their pain. This 90 minute lecture discusses pain receptors, theory of pain perception, various aspects for evaluating a pain patient and how to determine appropriate treatments or types of referrals for your patient. The evaluation of a chronic pain patient is in depth and incorporates many avenues as a cause for pain. The pain treatments discussed are different types of bodywork (i.e. massage, MET), infrared light therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and theory on how they effectively can provide pain relief. Different types of pain injection therapies are also discussed, including: biopuncture, trigger points, prolotherapy, PRP, IV therapy. Introduction to acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, in addition to herbal formulas for the treatment of pain. Finally, a short discussion on western herbs, a more in depth look at nutritional deficiencies and pain, how to support nutritional therapy through food.

    1.5 pain management CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Low-dose Naltrexone for Pain Management

    Presenter: Natalie Gustafson, PharmD
    Original Date: September 24, 2016

    Traditional naltrexone has been used for decades to help patients struggling with addiction to opiates. However, this is a limited application of naltrexone’s potential in pain management using much lower dosages. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) works entirely differently than its traditional use. Understanding its mechanisms of action and literature in various pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, neuropathy and arthritis, can help practitioners ascertain which patients might benefit from LDN. One of the challenges of trying to use LDN in pain management is that many of these patients are currently on opiates, potentially significant drug interactions. This talk discusses strategies to help patients transition from opiates to LDN more safely using alternate analgesics, including topical pain medications. In addition, for patients who are on opiates a newer area of research has analyzed using naltrexone in microgram dosing, termed ultra low dose naltrexone (ULDN). We also discuss how ULDN can reduce opiate tolerance or even lessen severity of withdrawal symptoms.

    1.5 pharmacy / pain management CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Acute and Chronic Migraines: A No-Nonsense Approach for Real Results

    Presenter: Cary "CW" Jasper, ND, FNP-BC, DAAPM
    Original Date: September 25, 2016

    Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness and nearly 1 out of 4 families has a migraine sufferer. Unfortunately most migraineurs are not diagnosed and when they see their family doctor about their headaches only 48% receive a correct diagnosis. Even sadder is that when a correct diagnosis is reached the majority are offered treatments of doubtful benefit. For example, one of the drugs most frequently prescribed for migraine is of such dubious benefit that it has been included on the American Academy of Neurology's Choosing Wisely Campaign of Practices to Avoid. This presentation refines our ability to diagnose migraine, and helps us to evaluate the relative benefit of the many different medications, drugs and therapies relevant for prevention and treatment of migraine, and how to combine all of this into a coherent, effective, treatment program.

    1.5 pain management CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Non-opioid Prescription Medication Options

    Presenter: Bill Walter, ND
    Original Date: September 25, 2016

    Chronic pain is a complex multi-factorial condition that leads to significant infirmity and disability in our society. Treatment is equally complex, and unfortunately our most powerful pain killers are addictive and associated with significant mortality. While there are a range of treatment option that an integrative health professional may bring to the treatment of pain, there are also a host of non-opioid prescription pain medications that clinicians with prescriptive authority may consider. This lecture focuses on these non-opioid choices.

    We begin with an overview of the diagnostic challenge of pain - without a clear understanding of the mechanism of a patient's pain, it is incredible difficult to choose the appropriate medication. We then review major drug classes and mechanisms of actions, and move to a deeper discussion of key representative medications. Finally we review considerations that an integrative clinician should consider - drug/herb/nutrient interactions, mitigating harmful medication side effects, and practice essentials to help your patient get optimal outcomes.

    1.5 pharmacy / pain management CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Counterstrain: Digital Age Manual Therapy

    Presenter: Holly Christy, ND, LAc
    Original Date: September 25, 2016

    Counterstrain is the manual therapy technique that is taking us into the digital age. With it, we can listen to the body and let it tell us where dysfunction lies and go straight to that area and fix it with a beautifully simple technique. The diagnostic cranial scan utilizes motion testing of the cranial bones to distinguish where dysfunction lies in the body - anterior, posterior, trunk, upper or lower extremity, etc. We can determine what system is predominant - neural, arterial, visceral, muscle/tendon/ligament, lymphatic and venous.

    The mechanism our bodies use to protect themselves from harm lies within the fascia. The fascia is in every system of the body - dura, epineurium, perineurium, tunica adventitia, periosteum, etc. This mechanism is to contract around the offended tissue and use nearby muscles to splint affected tissue. We can restore function with this technique.

    1.5 pain management CEUs approved by OBNM
  • A Systematic Approach to Multi-System Dysfunction in Chronic Pain Conditions

    Presenter: Chris A. Kleronomos, FNP-BC, DAOM & Misha L. Kleronomos, Psy.D, LPC
    Original Date: September 25, 2016

    This lecture outlines a comprehensive clinical approach useful to categorize/organize complex multi-system dysfunctions in patients with chronic pain disorders in order to implement a multidisciplinary plan of care. Highlights of the lecture include protocol overview, rationale diagnostic approach to screening with key target areas for treatment i.e. dysbiosis/SIBO, thyroid, adrenal function and snp’s, as well as novel medications, hormones and peptide uses, and less common procedures i.e Bee Venom Therapy. In addition it specifically reviews the relationship to trauma psychological dysfunctions and resulting physiological and neuroendocrine impact.

    2.0 pain management CEUs approved by OBNM