Thursday, May 17, 2012
11:45 am – 1 pm
Pain transmission and processing occurs in the peripheral and central nervous system.1 Acute pain serves as a warning to prevent damage.2 Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists beyond acute pain or beyond the expected time of normal healing.3 This presentation will review pain pathways in the peripheral and central nervous system and the mechanisms leading to the development of chronic pain.
1. Scholz J, Woolf CJ. Can we conquer pain? Nat Neurosci. 2002;5(suppl):1062-1067.
2. Woolf C. Pain: moving from symptom control toward mechanism-specific pharmacologic management. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(6):441-451.
3. American Chronic Pain Association. ACPA Consumer Guide to Pain and Medication and Treatment. Rocklin, California: American Chronic Pain Association; 2010:7.
* This program is sponsored by and the speaker is presenting on behalf of Lilly USA, LLC. It is being presented consistent with FDA guidelines and is not approved for continuing education credit. Lunch will be provided for attendees of this program.
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