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Diana The Declining Dancer: Chronic Pelvic and Jaw Pain

Diana is a 19 year-old woman with pelvic pain and jaw pain since adolescence. She is seeing her provider for advice on how to manage her pain as it seems to be getting worse and is limiting the things she likes to do like dance and eat her favorite foods.

Eric: Acute Pain Management in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

Eric is a 23-year-old man actively using IV heroin. He presents with right leg pain and swelling after injecting heroin into the muscle. 

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.

Maeve: Ear Pain

Maeve, a 28-year-old female with limited access to dental care and no dental insurance, is seen with a chief complaint of right temporomandibular pain causing pain in the right ear.

Maria: Pain Treatment in a Patient With OUD

Maria is a 31-year-old Hispanic female with a five year history of lower back pain with intermittent radiculopathy complicated by an approximately two year history of opioid use disorder (OUD). She presents for assistance with her back pain.

Ms. Tatum Trauma Pain and Opioid Use Disorder

Ms. Tatum is a 30 year-old woman with a history of opioid use disorder (heroin and fentanyl) who has been treated for 2 months with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) in a substance use disorder treatment program. 4 months after she transitioned her medications to her PCP, she was in a Motor Vehicle Accident and sustained multiple left-sided rib fractures as well as a jaw fracture. She has severe pain in the face, neck, and ribs and needs an acute pain management plan.

Sarah: Widespread Pain and Fibromyalgia

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.

Tylee: The Story of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Related Pain

Tylee is a 20-year-old male who has suffered with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) all of his life. This longitudinal case covers his diagnosis, medical history and his pain from age six months to current age.