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“The Chronic Pain Patient: Theory,


Evaluation and Treatment”


by Stephen R. Levitt, MD, PhD

Download this audio educational program (MP3 format compatible with both PC and Mac) for clinicians who evaluate and treat patients with chronic pain.

This 7 ½ hour audio teaching program was designed for immediate clinical impact.  This program is directed to the individual practitioner.  Pain Resource Center has published this audio educational training program to help clinicians who treat patients with chronic pain.  The content in this course has been highly regarded by clinicians across the U.S. as both comprehensive and extremely clinically relevant.

This teaching course is like a consultant that brings to your practice the multidisciplinary approach needed for successful assessment and management of the chronic pain patient.  Well organized and clearly presented, this program presents a systematic approach to the medical, psychological and socio-behavioral problems confronting the clinician who treats patients with chronic pain.  It teaches how to recognize and deal with many important problem areas, and how to avoid many common pitfalls often encountered when trying to help patients with chronic pain.

A partial list of topics covered includes:
  • Definition and measurement of pain
  • Clinical course of chronic pain
  • Taking a pain history
  • Activity levels
  • Mental status exam
  • Behavioral evaluation
  • Psychological testing
  • Conversion disorder
  • Pain management principles
  • Anxiety disorders
  • General principals of evaluation
  • Referral
  • Stress management
  • Therapeutic contract
  • Psychotherapy
  • TENS
  • Biofeedback and relaxation exercises
  • The Doctor-Patient relationship
  • Drug abuse
  • Depression
  • Malingering
  • Social and sexual history
  • Locus of control
  • Stress evaluation
  • Schizophrenic and paranoid disorders
  • Treatment goals
  • Behavioral approaches
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Employment and compensation issues
  • Activity Program
  • Managing psychosocial factors
  • Pharmacology
  • Nerve blocks
  • Acupuncture
  • Hypnosis
  • …………and much more
Testimonials: “Very comprehensive…..can be used as a guide to treatment.” Kenneth Sugioka, MD Anesthesiology “A truly well-done, much needed resource for the busy clinician.” Ernest Small, DDS, MS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery “…very clinically oriented.  Theoretical information is well integrated with clinical application.  A highly professional, first-rate production.” Timothy Toomey, PhD Psychology “…this course fills in the missing essential knowledge required to treat chronic pain….especially useful for dentists who treat TMJ disorders.” Thomas Lundeen, DDS, MS Dentistry “…such clarity that even those unfamiliar with the subject can easily follow the presentation.  Should be required…for any dentist undertaking treatment of TMJ syndrome.” Sharon Turner, DDS Note:  When you purchase this audio program you can listen to it on-line or download and save it.  It is compatible with a variety of audio players including Windows Media Player, Quicktime, itunes or any standard MP3 playback device. Please note that because this program is not returnable, when you place your order it is final and not refundable. The contents of the MP3 download "The Chronic Pain Patient: Theory, Evaluation and Treatment" by Stephen R. Levitt, MD, PhD is copyright Pain Resource Center, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  
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