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Rhythms of Life: Music and Pain Management

A collaboration with Arts for the Aging, entitled 'Rhythms of Life.' Dr. Mitchell Kossak provides a presentation on the benefits of music listening on pain perception and anxiety. Dr. Kossak discusses the research behind this phenomenon and acts as a host to the featured artists performing and leading the active demonstration portion of this presentation.

12 Tips to a More Productive Pain Management Visit

Learn about the best ways to communicate with your health care provider to make the most of your pain management visit. Dr. English reviews how to concisely talk to your care team about your needs so you can ensure your pain management plan best fits your goals and type of pain.

Whole Health Approaches to Managing Arthritis Pain

Dr. Weigel provides a general overview of integrative medicine to set the foundation for her presentation. She presents a patient case as an example as she discusses ways to incorporate both a traditional and integrative approach to the medical treatment of arthritis. She gives suggestions about how to approach a conversation with your healthcare provider on trying new therapies which may be of benefit for the management of pain and inflammation related to arthritic conditions.

Breaking Down the Options for Pain Management Without Opioids

This AI-PAMI Patient and Caregiver Presentation on "Breaking Down the Options for Pain Management Without Opioids" is presented by Justin Mann, MD, D. ABA, double board-certified in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Mann presents on options for interventional pain management. Dr. Mann breaks down our understanding of pain and common pain conditions. He also provides an overview of opioids and the statistics related to the opioid epidemic. He then describes the many treatment options to consider for pain management, which may be helpful in starting a conversation with your health care provider.

Using Chair Yoga to Find Pain Relief

This AI-PAMI Patient and Caregiver live webinar on "Using Chair Yoga to Find Pain Relief" was recorded on August 11, 2021. Natalie Spindle, MS, CHES®, RYT200, provides an overview of yoga and the common components of a westernized yoga class (asana, pranayama, dyana). She then explains modifications for making yoga more accessible through the use of chair yoga and props. Part of this presentation contains a chair yoga demonstration class (begins at 22 minutes).

Mindful Body Scan for Pain Management

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation on "Mindful Body Scan for Pain Management" is presented by Kim Holton, PhD. Dr. Kim Holton is an Instructional Assistant Professor in Department of Health Education and Behavior within the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida and Associate Director for Teaching and Practice for UF Mindfulness. Dr. Holton discuses the definition of mindfulness and the mindful body scan. She provides a review of the the evidence supporting the mindful body scan for use in pain management and how to try it on your own.

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pain Medication Overview

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation on "Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pain Medication Overview" is presented by Reetu Grewal, MD, a UF Health Jacksonville Family Medicine physician, provides a comprehensive overview of available over-the-counter pain medications found in pharmacies, especially those which may be helpful for older adults living with pain. Dr. Grewal discusses the oral and topical options, along with evidence and safety information. She also reviews some of the frequently asked questions about OTC medications that may be helpful when considering safe and effective use.

Straight to the Point: How Acupuncture and Acupressure Can Treat Pain

This recording of the live webinar version of the AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation on "How Acupuncture and Acupressure Can Treat Pain" is presented by Brooke Stuart, AP, DACM, an integrative practitioner and Douglas Suffield, MAcOM, Pain Education Specialist at UF Health Jacksonville. Our panel of acupuncturists provide an overview of acupuncture, its origins, the evidence for its use with pain and how you can apply acupressure techniques to similar body points for self-management of pain. They also provide useful acupuncture and acupressure resources for those looking to get started with finding an acupuncturists and trying the integrative technique. Originally presented on May 13, 2021.

Pain Relief at Your Fingertips: Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyustu® for Pain Management

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation on " Being in Touch: Pain Relief at Your Fingertips" is presented by Catherine Cerulli, M.Ed., Integrative Practitioner and University of Vermont guest lecturer in the School of Nursing. Catherine gives an overview of the use of Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyustu for pain self-management and to relieve stress and anxiety. She demonstrates how to perform the hand holds and breathing techniques to use while trying both Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyustu.

Aromatherapy for Pain Management

This presentation on aromatherapy is presented by Douglas Suffield, MAcOM, Pain Education Specialist at UF Health Jacksonville. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants (flowers, herbs, or trees) as an integrative health approach. Doug provides an overview of aromatherapy and essential oils, their benefit and safe usage. Aromatherapy has been researched in association with pain management as well as stress and anxiety reduction. There is research supporting the benefit of the use of essential oils for labor and delivery patients, especially.