The Pain in the Brain is Primarily Migraine
Why are only half of all migraines ever diagnosed? Patients appear drawn to pathological explanations for their pain rather than an innate process. They have difficulty in accepting that there is not something “broken.” Migraine is a chronic neurological condition with episodes of disabling headache and it responds best to the collaborative model between patient and the provider. Successful migraine management requires knowing how you got to where you are. This program highlights the migraine pathway as the principal phenotype for the expression of head pain and the development of a successful plan for the prevention, acute, and rescue migraine treatment.
Faculty: Duren Michael Ready, MD FAHS, DAAPM
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:
- Discuss the difference between primary and secondary headaches and how to identify headaches that require additional diagnostic measures.
- Explain the migraine process from pro-drome to post-drome.
- Describe the risk factors for migraine progression.
- Recognize the role of staging in the development of a successful plan for migraine management and appropriate prevention, acute and rescue treatments.
Duren Michael Ready, MD FAHS, DAAPM, is a graduate of the Texas Tech College of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Brazos Family Medicine Residency in Bryan, Texas. He joined Scott & White Healthcare in 2003 and was asked in 2008 to start a dedicated Headache Clinic. Since that time Dr. Ready has started an accredited Headache Fellowship. He has spoken across Texas and the United States on Headaches, Chronic Pain, Medical History, and Ethics. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialities, a fellow in the American Headache Society, and a Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management.
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. Ready reports that he received consulting fees from Novartis..
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