Myofascial Pain: A Manual Medicine Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
Myofascial pain is among the most common pain conditions seen in the general population. Unfortunately, the condition is frequently not diagnosed, or is misdiagnosed in many patients. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is often a challenge to identify; this activity offers a case study to examine the manual medicine approach to diagnosis and treatment of MPS.
Faculty: Lucy Whyte Ferguson, DC, and Ben Daitz, MD
This 30 minute CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Critically examine the state of the art knowledge of myofascial pain, including pathophysiology and comprehensive management
- Define the serratus anterior and the pectoralis minor pain patterns
Lucy Whyte Ferguson, DC, is a myofascial expert with the University of New Mexico Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Headache Clinic and is in private practice in Taos, New Mexico. In addition, she is a volunteer faculty member with the Department of Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico Pain Center.
Ben Daitz, MD, is Professor of Family and Community Medicine. He is an attending physician at the Pain Consultation and Treatment Center and the Project ECHO pain and headache clinic. Dr. Daitz is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker, a frequent contributing writer to the New York Times, and a fiddle player. His novel "Delivery" is published by the UNM Press.
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. Ferguson reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Dr. Daitz reports that he 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; review the article information, and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 30 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 0.5 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 0.5 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 0.5 CE credit.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 Document of Attendance
- 0.50 Nursing Credit