Multidisciplinary Pain Care to Optimize Neuromodulation Outcomes for Pain

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday, January 19

Patients with long term chronic pain who benefit from neuromodulation often have residual pain, rehabilitation, and mental health co-morbidities that remain after successful neuromodulation implementation. Such patients can realize additional improvement by treating and attending to these co-morbidities. This session will focus on the latest medical, mental health, and regenerative medicine approaches to help optimize neuromodulation outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the neurobiological mechanisms implicated to mediate the effects of mental health disorders on chronic pain.
  • Explain how advances in neurobiology have led emerging treatments for neuropathic pain.
  • Describe the mechanisms, evidence, and applications of stem cell therapy that could be complimentary to neuromodulation.
  • Identify strategies to mitigate first line neuropathic pain adjuvant failures and when and what 2nd line agents may be useful to improve patient outcomes.

Non-Opioid Analgesics as Adjuncts to Optimize Outcomes

James Watson, MD

Novel and Emerging Therapies for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Charles E. Argoff, MD

Moderating/Mediating Effects of Mental Health Disorders on Short and Long Term Outcomes

W Michael Hooten, MD

Regenerative Medicine as Add-On Therapy to Optimize Neuromodulation Outcomes

Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD

Faculty subject to change.