Betty Miller is a 77-year-old female who has had right shoulder pain for 4 weeks. Through the case study, you will follow Betty through a visit to her primary care provider and pharmacist; a home health services for nursing, social services and physical therapy; and a primary care provider follow-up visit.
Access Current Interactive Modules
Catherine is a 46-year-old woman with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP), obesity, poorly controlled diabetes with peripheral neuropathy, and ankle pain on high dose opioids for past 4 years.
Keywords: Anxiety, Back, Chronic, Depression, Diabetes, Joint, Middle Age, Musculoskeletal, Peripheral Neuropathies
‘Devon’s Disparate Dealings: Sickle Cell Disease and Pain’ presents the case of a 15-year-old black male with sickle cell disease who presents to the emergency department in severe pain.
Edna is a 70-year-old woman with chronic low back pain. After completing the course, you should be able to differentiate the weak link and the treatment targets in older adults with chronic low back pain, articulate realistic treatment expectations for chronic non-cancer pain, and describe a rational stepped care treatment approach for older patients with chronic low back pain.
Harold is an adult male with pain from trauma experienced in a car accident. This case covers assessing the aspects of the pain experience in a trauma patient with substance use disorder by integrating the health history into the treatment decision-making process, examining multimodal approaches to treat acute trauma across transitions of care, recognizing the biopsychosocial impact of the treatment of acute pain in patients with substance use disorder, and designing an appropriate treatment plan using case-based learning to address acute trauma related pain in patient with substance use disorder.
CA is a 48-year-old female patient who is status post left total knee replacement arthroplasty under a general anesthetic. Patient controlled analgesia was initiated in the post-anesthesia care unit. After transfer to the regular ward, the patient complains of worsening acute post-surgical pain coupled with chronic pain from inflammatory degenerative joint disease.
Mary is a 74 year old woman with a history of breast cancer metastatic to the ribs, hypertension, and osteoarthritis. She complains of newly developed right-sided hip pain.
Recognizing medication overuse headache in patients presenting with chronic migraine. In this case study, we present a 39-year-old woman who has been experiencing near daily headache for the last 4 months and her successful treatment.
This case presentation follows a 43-year-old farmer named Mr. Lane who injured his right arm after it got stuck in a combine. He was then air lifted to a tertiary care center. The case includes Mr. Lane's initial injury, acute pain, and the development of chronic pain and acute on chronic pain.
Mr. Wakefield is a young Army veteran with chronic low back pain and depression. His physical exam demonstrates musculoskeletal pain and lumbar facet arthropathy (joint pain in his lower back).
Mrs. Christine Farley has been suffering from temporomandibular joint (jaw) and myofascial (muscular) pain, and you are asked to be part of her inter-professional team to advise on how to best help manage her pain.
Ms. Rhodes is a 46-year-old woman with CPP: Stage IV endometriosis (cyclic component of pain treated with continuous oral contraceptives), abdominal and pelvic floor muscle pain, vestibulodynia, IBS with constipation, possible IC, anxiety and depression and sexual dysfunction.
Owen Jones is a 46-year-old man who presents for followup of low back pain with intermittent radicular symptoms and numbness which started ~ 2 years ago following a lifting related injury. He describes the pain as, "Sharp, pinching, and sore."
Peter James is a 49-year-old veteran with phantom limb pain. While in the reserves he was injured by an IED in Afghanistan. His lower left leg was amputated at Walter Reed. He wants to better control his phantom limb pain so he can take on a farm management opportunity.
Sarah suffers whiplash following a car accident. She then goes on to develop widespread pain and associated fatigue. Her pain interferes with work and daily activities.
Keywords: Acute, Chronic, Depression, Generalized, Head/Neck, Rheumatic/Fibromyalgia, Sleep and Fatigue, Trauma, Young Adult