Ultrasound For Pain Therapy Discussed At PAINWeek Conference

Ultrasound For Pain Therapy Discussed At PAINWeek Conference
Ultrasound technology has been used for decades in medical imaging of soft-tissue structures and bony surfaces, but its potential for use in managing pain -- particularly chronic pain -- is being less than fully exploited, according to some pain experts. A report by C.J. Arlotta of Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR), notes that Michael Bottros, MD, director of the Acute Pain Service and assistant professor in the Division of Pain Medicine of the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine, provided his PAINWeek audience with a capsule history tutorial on ultrasound technology: its beginnings, and how it actually works, also noting that application of ultrasound in chronic pain management remains at a relatively experimental stage of development, with there having been few clinical studies involving ultrasound use in chronic pain and with few experts having acquired the necessary skills and expertise. Dr. Bottros noted that ultrasound research dates from the late 1930s work psychiatrist and neurologist Karl Theodore Dussik, and noted that using ultrasound has several benefits such as no radiation exposure and it may require less associated medication than other methods. PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management, held in 2015 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas September 6 to 10, with an estimated 2,300+ physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, dentists, psychologists, and social workers in atte
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