Principles of Pain Management - Essentials

Learn the essentials required to take up advanced courses on Pain Management
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 8 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

Every medical professional should be able to assess and manage pain. In this course Dr. Muralidhar Joshi .MD, DNB. takes you through the essential components of education about pain which would be the entry-level basic knowledge requirement to take up advance courses on Pain Management. This course is based on the Pain Curriculum prepared by the International Association for Study of Pain ad hoc committee in 2006.


Diploma in any medical discipline

What are the requirements?

  • The student should have a diploma in any medical dicipline

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will have the essential knowledge required for Advance Pain Management concepts
  • In this course, you will learn about Evaluating and Investigating Chronic Pain, Pharmacological Aspects, Newer developments in Chronic Pain, Neuropathic Pain and more

What is the target audience?

  • Doctors, Nurses, Medical Parctitioners

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Section 1: General Considerations

Medical education has come through a lot of evolution. Technology adaptation is the biggest frontier that one has to go through. In this introduction lesson we cover,

  • Changing Trends
  • Challenges
  • New Technologies to Watch
  • Near Tern Horizons
  • Mid Term Horizons
  • Long Term Horizon ... and more
  • 12:17

    In this lesson learn about who can start a pain clinic, types of pain clinic, requirements of pain clinic, benefits of pain clinic and how to have a network.

    • History
    • Need for Pain Clinic
    • Requirements
    • Basic Model
    • Pain Clinician's Role and more
    Section 2: Basic Sciences

    Pain cannot be easily described or treated but the person experiencing this will definitely express that its not comfortable. In this lesson we will be going through the components of Pain Pathways and Targets...

    • Neurophysiologic basis of pain
    • Nociceptors
    • Ascending nociceptive pathways
    • Supraspinal systems
    • Pain Modulation
    • Future ... and more

    Making a patient explain in his own words about the problem he/she faces is very important. Trying to diagnose the ailment is an important step in treating a patient. The best way to extract the info about the problem is to make the patient talk about his/her problem. The art of making the patient talk in his own words has to be mastered by a doctor.

    The Doctor should extract info about

    • History of present illness
    • Onset / duration of illness
    • Character of Pain
    • Site and Radiation of Pain
    • Aggravating Factors
    • Systemic Illnesses
    • Personal History / Family History
    • Review of other symptoms

    Chronic pain associated with ailments like diabetes, arthritis etc need to be analyzed with greater precision. Diabetics results in neuropathic pain related problems which are chronic in nature,

    Assessment of chronic pain involves broadly

    • Steps in Physical Examination
    • Investigations involved
    • Importance of Radiology
    • Limitations of Radiography
    • When should we go for
    • CT Scan, MRI, Myelography
    • Bone Scintigraphy
    • PET - CT
    • Positron Emmission Tomography
    • Provacative Discography
    • Other investigations
    • Where to begin
    • Fixing targets
    • SPECT - Single position Emmission computed tomography
    • Conclusion

    A multidisciplinary approach is being adopted in the medical world. Evidence based medicine is having greater acceptance. We are moving from invasive to non-invasive methods of treatment. There is a shift from empirical therapies to a mechanism based approach. New drugs are targeting specific receptor subtypes.

    This lesson broadly covers the following

    Role of

    • Paracetamol
    • NSAIDS
    • COX-2 Inhibitors
    • Opiods
    • Multimodal Anaelgesia
    • Neuropathic pain

    Types of pain

    • Superficial Cutaneous Pain
    • Deep Non Viceral Pain
    • Psychogenic / Functional Pain
    • Referred Pain
    • Combination Analgesics
    • Tramadol + Paracetamol
    • Pregabalin
    • Other issues


    Section 3: Chronic Pain Syndromes

    Pain caused by primary lesion or dysfunction of nervous system is called Neuropathic Pain. This lesson covers all aspects of the acute pain concerning the head and neck region.

    Broadly this lesson covers

    • Epidemiology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Peripheral Mechanisms
    • Central Mechanisms
    • Aetiology
    • Peripheral Neuropathic Pain States
    • Central Neuropathic Pain States
    • Clinical features and symptoms,signs,
    • Pain Questionnaires, Investigations
    • Complex regional pain syndromes
    • Non-Pharmacological Approach
    • Pharmacological Approach
    • Interventions
    • Common Pitfalls in Treatment
    • Conclusion

    In this lesson we learn the new strategies that are being evolved in the course of time for managing chronic pain. Will talk about the preventive and active strategies, biophychosocial aspects of pain and cocharen review about whether they are useful or not useful.

    Part list of the topics covered in this lesson are..

    • Recent Developments
    • Nociceptive Pain
    • Low Backache
    • Chronic Low Backache
    • Clinical Example - LBA
    • Mechanical Neck Pain
    • Neuropathic Pain
    • Noninvasive Treatements ... and more
    Section 4: Acute Pain

    Emerging Analgesics have greatly transformed the way acute pain management is practiced.

    This lecture covers

    • Role of Paracetamol in Acute Pain relief
    • Role of Cox-2 Inhibitors
    • Efficacy of 'pain busters'
    • Regional Anaesthesia Vs Parental Opioids
    • Regional Anaesthetic techniques for acute pain management
    Section 5: Conclusion

    Running a pain clinic has its own challenges and hurdles. This lesson teaches you what are the different options or ways available to overcome these challenges.

    • Principles
    • Review Competition
    • Good Source of Advice
    • Project Report
    • 6 steps of the project ... and more
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    Thanks for joining "Essentials of Pain Management" Course. Hope this course made you get some new insights into pain management. We intend to launch other advanced courses related to pain management. It would be great if you can give your feedback / comments. You can reach us on medicovibes at

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