The Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) will present a webinar on Thurs., Oct. 17th from 3:30-5 p.m. PST addressing management of chronic central neuropathic pain following SCI. This talk will review the different types of pain, with a focus on neuropathic pain and treatment options or approaches available. It is presented by Christine Sang, MD, MPH, an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain associated with peripheral and central nervous system injuries and disorders.
Beyond the impairments in strength and sensation that can occur after a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D), damage to the spinal cord can involve some degree of neuropathic pain at the level of or below the injury. One usually hears such pain described as a burning feeling or a sharp, shooting feeling. However, the neuropathic pain experience can differ from person to person. People who experience such chronic pain could find that their quality of life and their ability to fully participate in society diminishes.
Webcast attendees will be able to:
Classify the different types of pain following SCI/D
Summarize key challenges to analgesic treatments for central neuropathic pain following SCI/D
Recognize that complex set of pain mechanisms coexist following SCI/D, and that treatments likely need to be individualized
Dr. Sang is the Director of the Translational Pain Research Program at the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, an Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School. She previously served as Associate Medical Director of the Pain Research Clinic at the National Institutes of Health.
To register for this free webinar, click HERE.