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The Healing Power of Expressive Arts: Integration in Pain Management

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation is a collaboration with Arts for the Aging, entitled 'The Healing Power of Expressive Arts.' Karen Estrella, PhD, REAT, LMHC, leads discussion about the research into expressive arts (movement, music, drama, visual arts, writing and creative processes) and their connection to aiding in pain management. Teaching artists of RÓMEZ3arts, Carlos César Rodríguez, D.M.A., and Peter Joshua Burroughs, D.M.A., use piano and song to provide musical exercises for viewers to participate in the arts, no matter the skill level or previous experience. They also provide a performance of 'La vita e mobile' for audience enjoyment.

Navigating Free Online Aging With Pain Resources

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation is a recording of our live webinar on October 28,2021. Navigating Free Online Aging With Pain Resources is presented by Natalie Mitchell, MS, CHES. Natalie provides an overview of the mission of the Aging and Integrative Pain Assessment and Management Initiative at the UF College of Medicine Jacksonville. She defines integrative pain management and provides a tour of the AI-PAMI web pages and online content library.

The Shape of Things: Drawing and Art Making for Pain Management

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation is a collaboration with Arts for the Aging, entitled 'The Shape of Things.' Raquel Chapin Stephenson, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT describes the researched connection between art making and pain, as well as factors related to pain. Dr. Chapin Stephenson breaks down various studies demonstrating how coloring, drawing and art therapy have been shown to reduce pain. Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard then leads a self-portrait demonstration viewers can take part in (6:13). Self-portrait was selected as the art making activity because it allows for a shift in attention away from pain and a focus on the present self.

Managing Pain After Your Emergency Department Visit

Managing your pain following a visit to the emergency department may seem overwhelming. In addition to the traditional options you may learn about during your visit on how to manage pain, such as over-the-counter and prescription medications, there are many nonpharmacologic options to consider. Nonpharmacologic, or non-medication options, may also be referred to as integrative or complementary techniques. Research has shown these techniques can be very effective and safe for managing pain.

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.

Communicating With Your Doctor About Pain

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.

Navigating Over-the-Counter Medications to Manage Pain

If you have visited the emergency department for care and need additional support to manage your pain, you may likely go to your local pharmacy or store looking for relief. It can be challenging to make sense of the multiple pain medication options on the shelf. Medications available for purchase without a prescription are called over-the-counter, or OTC, medications.

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.