• 2019 Annual Meeting
    "Integrated Pain Care: New Perspectives"
    September 13-15, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

    Our 33rd Annual Meeting will take place in New Orleans this year, from September 13 – 15. We will explore Integrated Pain Care: New Perspectives. Attendees will be provided with practical, exportable solutions that can be immediately implemented in their daily practice.

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We educate you.

Our members enjoy quality pain management education through our annual regional and district meetings.

We advocate for you.

SPS works through our districts and at a regional level to advocate for pain management policy to enhance your patient care.

We inform you.

Our members receive our quarterly newsletter plus additional posts through our blog to stay informed on the practice of management.

Stay informed with our latest pain management articles!

Helping Patients Get Their Life Back Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

“I just want my life back, I want to feel like me again”. This is a common refrain in our work as pain psychologists. Too often individuals with chronic pain feel as though their lives have fundamentally changed from ones defined by activity and engagement in a meaningful life to ones full of limitations, isolation, and feelings of loss.

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Gender Disparities in Pain and Pain Care

In a widely-shared article published in the Atlantic in 2015, titled “How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously,” author Joe Fassler tells of his wife Rachel’s visit to the ER after she is suddenly stricken with excruciating abdominal pain, later revealed to be a life-threatening ovarian torsion. . The article tells of their agonizing 14-hour wait in the ER while Rachel’s pain is dismissed, undertreated, and misdiagnosed.

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Ajovy and Emgality: Efficacy and Side Effects

All patients had the diagnosis of chronic migraine. Almost all patients had utilized Botox for their chronic migraine. Each patient had utilized at least 3 preventive medications in the past. Many of these patients remained on a daily preventive. Approximately 60% of the patients were considered to have refractory chronic migraine.

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