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Beverly: Burning Mouth Syndrome and Related Orofacial Pain

Beverly is a middle-aged woman with pain in the roof of her mouth, tongue and occasionally sides of her mouth.

Joe: Chronic Headaches in the Young Adult

Joe is a graduate student with increasing headache frequency for the past 2-3 month. They occur daily and disrupt his coursework and studying. Some are severe with nausea and light sensitivity, while others are mild. In addition to his headaches, Joe experiences neck pain and muscle tension.

Melissa: Medication Overuse Headache

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.

Morgan: Adolescent Headache Case

This is a case of a fourteen year old girl with worsening headaches. The case covers four months, beginning with entries into her video diary ("vlog" or "video blog"). She explores several approaches to headache management in a series of encounters with health professionals.

Mr. Lane: Acute Farm Injury with Chronic Pain

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.

Neuropathic Pain Mechanisms, Neuromodulating Agents and Medical Home Model

This foundational course covers terms and concepts of neuropathic pain, anatomical basis for neuropathic pain, clinical applications of aberrant nociceptive processing; general concepts of pharmacological treatment of neuropathic pain, anticonvulsants, anti-depressants and other neuromodulating agents; medical home models, treatment planning in the medical home context, motivating patients to participate in comprehensive care.

Pam: Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Pam is a 41-year-old woman diagnosed with breast cancer approximately one year ago. Pam underwent treatment including a bilateral mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction. Now she is experiencing pain that she feels should be improving.

Peter James: A Veteran with Phantom Limb Pain

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.