Is it Myofascial Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine, or Chronic Widespread Pain: A Differential Diagnosis
This program will illustrate both the similarities and the differences between myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, migraine and chronic widespread pain. Frequently, these four pain diagnoses are very difficult for many clinicians to differentiate and very often they can even overlap.
Faculty: Joanna Katzman, MD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Demonstrate the clinical signs, exam findings and symptoms of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.
- Be able to identify the difference between chronic migraine and fibromyalgia.
- Illustrate the frequent tender points for fibromyalgia and common trigger points for myofascial pain in patients with cervicogenic headaches.
- Demonstrate competence in understanding the differential diagnoses for fibromyalgia, chronic migraine, myofascial pain and chronic widespread pain.
Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH, is an associate professor of neurology at the University of New Mexico. She is the director of the UNM Pain Center and co-directs Project ECHO Pain, which has been replicated in many academic medical centers—the VA (SCAN-ECHO), the Department of Defense (Army Pain ECHO), the Indian Health Service, and in Canada. Dr. Katzman is intensely involved in continuing medical education related to pain education and safe opioid prescribing in New Mexico and the Southwest. She is a member of the New Mexico Governor’s Council for Unintentional Opioid Overdose Deaths and Pain Management. Dr. Katzman has served on two Institute of Medicine committees related to Gulf War illness.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Katzman reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit