Effective Tools for Treating Pain While Reducing Opioid Use (4 hours)

Martha Teater




This video course focuses on the types and causes of pain as well as the methods of pain treatment.

  • Pain is a personal experience that is determined by biological, psychological, and social factors
  • Pain usually serves an adaptive role, and may have adverse impact on function, social, and psychological well-being
  • While acute pain usually diminishes over time and responds to treatment, chronic pain persists beyond expected healing time and despite treatment
  • Other differences between acute and chronic pain include treatment, prognosis, medications, a person’s role, social support, and a mental health/substance use component
  • The onset of chronic pain can be both emotional and physical