Chronic Pain Workshop
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The Chronic Pain Educational Documentary Series
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12:10PM - 12:40PM
D.O, AQPM, Darien Behravan
Pain Management / Anesthesiologist
Bay Area Pain & Spine Institute
Founder of the Bay Area Pain and Spine Institute in San Francisco, a practicing anesthesiologist and Stanford University fellowship trained pain management specialist.
Very early on in my career I came to appreciate the tremendous value that a well informed patient contributes to their own chronic pain management and recovery. Education is one of the most important components of good pain management and unfortunately often absent.
In this informational session I will talk about a well educated individual on the subject of chronic pain can develop the tools necessary to make the informed decisions that will achieve results and accelerate recovery. Chronic pain management understood and managed by both the patient and the health care professional as a team will achieve better results.
New Approaches in Pain Management
12:45PM - 1:15PM
Jerry N Rand, M.D.
Chemical Dependency and Chronic Pain
Bay Recovery Centers
Dr. Rand specializes in the treatment of Chronic Pain and Addictive Disorders. Dr. Jerry Rand has treated numerous pain conditions to include but not limited to; fibromyalgia, migraine and other chronic headache conditions, low back syndrome, RSD, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic skeletal injuries, ulcerative colitis.
Dr Rand is the medical director for a treatment center that provides residential care for chronic pain and addictive disorders. In this capacity he also directs and over-sees other providers who are working within the multi-disciplinary team. These providers include PhD, MD, MFT, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Anesthesiologist and CAADAC counselors. In this setting Dr Rand, in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, is able to address pain and addiction treatment through a variety of treatment modalities to include addressing physical health, psychological health, family relations, social supports and cultural factors for the person struggling with Chronic Pain and Addiction.
Dr Rand has been treating patients with Chronic Pain and Addiction for over 15 years. His education includes completion of medical school in 1972. Since that time he has worked in numerous treatment settings, initially within medical hospitals and emergency rooms. Since 1994 he has directed and developed many treatment programs for the patient suffering from pain and addictive disorders. He founded his own center in 1992, and has successfully treated hundreds of chronic pain patients through this center and busy medical practice.
Chemical Dependency and Chronic Pain
1:20PM - 1:50PM
Chinese Medicine and Chronic Pain
After completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from USC I became interested in Chinese Medicine soon after I was diagnosed with severe bilateral tendonitis and tenosynovitis, by 3 different doctors; a complete permanent disability in both arms. After several anti-inflammatory and other medication regiments, wrist splints and debating the much dreaded possibility of surgical intervention with no warranties attached, I turned to acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Upon treatment I realized gradual pain relief and overall health improvement. Free from “permanent disabilities” chronic fatigue, insomnia and dysthymia my path became clear. I decided to obtain my Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California and help others as a professional. Currently I am completely pain free and and committed to educate, treat and help others recover and stop suffering from chronic pain transitioning into a healthy lifestyle.
Chinese Medicine and Chronic Pain
Demonstration & Q&A Session:
A volunteer from the audience will be asked to participate in an acupuncture demonstration in front of the audience during a Q&A session
1:55PM - 2:10PM
Tiffany C. Millerbis, CMT
The Acupressure Institute
Since the age of 6, Tiffany has been delving into the healing arts. In her mid 20’s she discovered that her childhood “hobby” was actually a blend of ancient and modern styles of energy/bodywork. Her studies of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms have become a life path. Using the tools of compassion and deep listening, she assists people in exploring the roots of their “pain” and “dis-ease”. Her passion and goal is to remind people of their own healing capabilities, that allows a fuller more meaningful life.
She is part of the Acupressure Institute’s (Berkeley) team and is a strong advocate of Global Healing.
It has been noted that when we experience “pain” we draw our breath in and hold it.
This 15 minute relaxation meditation will show the individual how to use their breath to relax the body in moments of stress and pain. Learn how to control your breathing patterns and direct the breath to facilitate deep cellular healing and relaxation.
2:10PM - 2:20PM Break
2:20PM - 2:50PM
Mardy Ross, OTR
Founder and Executive Director, Lumigrate
Occupational therapy is a discipline within medicine typically teamed with physical therapists and focusing on functional activities which ‘occupy’ time. While in OT school in my mid 30s, I developed fatigue and pain issues which initially baffled medical specialists. Through proactive investigation and progressive team-building, the issues were diagnosed, treated and managed. For a long while, I experienced the too-frequent gaps of missed diagnoses and the cascade of chronic illness, and later saw the rapid growth of people who were not able to obtain professional services. My ‘webucation’ business, Lumigrate.com, is intended to fill the gaps and suggests that patients select their health care team members as health partners and allow themselves the responsibility and tools for the central position of empowerment. Lumigrate provides complete and progressive medical seminars via internet video and DVD with related information and services.
Proactivity vs. Passivity in Patients: Occupational Therapy Paradigms
In today’s medical world, including the area of chronic pain, patients and medical providers alike are frequently expressing frustration with the other. Patients feel the doctors are not providing care as they would like, and providers feel patients are not taking enough responsibility in their own health care. Everyone is trying their best, yet a gap exists.
As an occupational therapist, Mardy Ross, OTR, specializes in providing tools to help people with what ‘occupies’ their time, and medical care is therefore an ‘occupation’ for medical consumers. For people with chronic pain, the occupation of health care management can be a daunting task.
The presentation will include:
2:55PM - 3:25PM
Director, The Acupressure Institute
L. Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist, California & Hawaii)
Joseph began his studies of Asian hands-on healing arts in 1978, and has been a Licensed Acupuncturist since 1987.
In 1997 he was selected as an expert (one of ten) in the field of Acupuncture for the San Francisco Bay Area (SF Focus Magazine, 11/97), noted in particular for his combining Acupressure (hands-on work) with Acupuncture.
Joseph is a gifted teacher and speaker who is able to share Asian medical theory in entertaining ways that help diverse audiences grasp the power of natural medicine for their own benefit. Along with leading the Acupressure Institute (Berkeley), Joseph maintains private practices in Marin County and the East Bay, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain along with empowering his patient’s self-care.
Points for Pain Relief
Brief Overview – Key Theories of Pain in Chinese Medicine
Awakening the Healing in Your Hands”
Empowering Hands-On Health Care
Key Acupressure Points for Pain Relief: Locate & Use!
Q & A
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Frank Lucido, M.D
Frank H. Lucido MD has been practicing Family and General Medicine in Berkeley, California since 1979. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1974, and completed his Family Practice Residency through University of California at Davis in 1977.
Since the passage of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996, he has been performing Medical Cannabis evaluations, and has written and lectured on the subject.
In 2004, he co-authored the widely read article "Implementation of the Compassionate Use Act in a Family Medical Practice, Seven Years' Clinical Experience" with Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, published in O'Shaughnessy's, the Journal of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. This article is designed to be a blueprint for physicians in making safe and appropriate recommendations.
In 2004, he founded MedicalBoardWatch.com to keep watch on Medical Board of California actions against physicians who make medical cannabis recommendations.
He is also founder of Lucido Medical-Legal Consulting, to give expert medical testimony for legitimate patients who use cannabis medicinally, and for responsible physicians who recommend it appropriately, both in California, as well as in other states.
He lectures on medical cannabis, and practice standards, and is particularly interested in speaking to physician groups to increase the number of responsible physicians willing to make appropriate recommendations for this safe and effective medicine.
Dr. Lucido is a member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Medical Cannabis and Chronic Pain
4:00PM - 4:15PM Break
4:15PM - 4:30PM Meditation / Guided Relaxation Session with Tiffany Millerbis, CMT
4:35PM - 5:05PM
Kevin Barrows, MD
Interim Director, Clinical Programs
Director, Mindfulness Programs
Integrative Medicine Physician
Kevin Barrows, MD is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF and a graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Barrows' primary interest is mind-body medicine, with a special focus on the application of mindfulness practice in health care settings. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1991 and is the founding Director of Mindfulness Programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
He completed his family practice residency and board certification in 1996 and received board certification through the American Board of Holistic Medicine in 2004. He has completed a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine through the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Barrows enjoys working with adults and children. In his integrative medicine practice he cares for the full range of health conditions.
Mindfulness in Chronic Pain Management
Integrative Medicine has much to offer in chronic pain management by addressing the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of pain. Integrative Medicine uses multiple modalities (such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, mindfulness meditation, botanical medicines, somatic therapies, hypnosis, etc.) to reduce pain, improve coping, and reduce side effects of conventional medical and surgical therapies.
5:10PM - 5:40PM
Christopher Zdenek III
Ergonomics Specialist -Soma Ergonomics, Inc.
Posture, ergonomics and their role in pain management
Christopher Zdenek has over 20 years of experience in ergonomics and biomechanics. He began studying Human factors, biomechanics and chair design in 1984 and as a practicing architect designed his first ergonomic chair in 1989. He is the principal designer for Soma Ergonomics a manufacturer of real ergonomic products and has worked in conjunction with physical therapists, neurologists, radiologists and other medical professionals as well on special projects concerning chronic pain symptom prevention and control with organizations such as The Repetitive Strain Institute, The California Institute of Public Health, The UCLA School of Epidemiology, and the UC Berkeley Ergonomics Department as well as other leading ergonomists and health and safety professionals.
Correct Anatomical Posture and Support: Ergonomics and its Role in Creation and Prevention of Chronic Pain
5:45 - 6:25PM
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.
Author of best selling book "From Fatigued to Fantastic! "
Board certified internist Jacob Teitelbaum, MD is Medical Director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers, Inc. He is the author of the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic! (3rd edition, Avery/Penguin Group USA); Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now (McGraw-Hill); and Three Steps to Happiness! Healing through Joy (Deva Press).
Having suffered with and overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia in 1975, he spent the next 30 years creating, researching, and teaching about effective therapies for fatigue and pain, and is a highly sought-after medical source. He appears regularly in the national media and has been a guest on CNN, Fox News Channel, and is a frequent guest on Oprah and Friends with Mehmet Oz, MD.
Dr. Teitelbaum's groundbreaking research on effective treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia was published in the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (8:2, 2001). His SHINE treatment protocol was found to improve the quality of life an average of 75 percent at 3 months and 90 percent at 2 years, with 90 percent of the study patients improving. His recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (12:9, 2006) showed a 5-carbon sugar, D-ribose, increased energy among Fibromyalgia patients by an average of 45 percent in two weeks. www.Vitality101.com. His new iPhone app, “Natural Cures,” launched in February and puts a virtual doc in your pocket 24/7.
Reflecting all the latest research and treatments for CFIDS/FMS!
Your Body's Energy Crisis
Restore Energy Production with the SHIN Protocol
Treating Pain Relief and Other Health Issues
6:30 - 7:00PM
Christine Zampach, BS PT, MEd, DPT
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Physical Therapy Consultant, UCSF Pain Management Center
The Role of Physical Therapy in Chronic Pain management
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Our Current List of Sponsors:
4th Street Studio
Eclectic Art Loft and Gallery with over 30 resident artists
1717D 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
1522 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley
2500 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94 704-2724
1511 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
The Back Shop and Sleep Center
1045 Ashby Avenue
Phone: Berkeley, CA 94710
Bay Area Pain & Spine Institute
13690 East 14th Street # 200
San Leandro, CA 94578
Durable Medical Equipment Manufacturers
One Boston Scientific Place
Natick, MA, 01760-1537
Fine Wine Makers
24737 Arnold Drive / Highway 121
Sonoma, CA 95476
Medical / instructional / educational Video Production
1200 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Grey Fox Vineyards
90 Grey Fox Lane
Oroville, CA 95966
Peet's Coffee & Tea
1400 Park Avenue
Emeryvilee, CA 94608
2216 Cedarvale Drive
Ceres, CA 95307
The Teitelbaum Family Foundation
Chronic pain prevention and effective management through education
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