Associate Professor University of Michigan Medicine Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Though chronic pain is highly prevalent and disabling in people with neurological conditions, it is often misunderstood and underdiagnosed, contributing to poor treatment outcomes and reduced quality of life in these conditions. This panel of experts on pain in multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) will provide data on the characteristics of chronic pain in these conditions, with implications for informing treatment that matches underlying pain mechanisms. Presenters will highlight common themes in research on pain in neurological conditions, including emphasizing pain as a contributor to disability, challenges to assessing pain in neurological conditions, diversity of pain phenotypes, and potential for treating-to-mechanism for optimal analgesic effect.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to summarize the evidence for different pain phenotypes in multiple sclerosis.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will understand the physical and mental healthcare needs among adults living with CP, as well as the unique and heterogenous pain phenotypes facing this population.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to state the prevalence and types of pain that commonly occur after moderate to severe TBI and identify areas for increased screening and surveillance.