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7th International Conference and Exhibition on Pain Research and Management

Zurich, Switzerland

Ali Alqahtani

Ali Alqahtani

Orthopain Center, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Title: Which is challenging? chronic pain or chronic pain education/training; Bringing the innovative solution into medical education, research and practice


Biography: Ali Alqahtani


Chronic pain is perceived by physicians and healthcare systems worldwide as a major challenge. It costs USA more than the cost of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and AIDS. Despite the major efforts to solve this problem, these efforts have gone in the wrong direction. Chronic pain associated knowledge and pain practices are dissociated. Researches, medical education, legislation priorities and directions are influenced by economic dominance. All available medical/surgical specialties dealing with chronic pain can’t see the full picture of the nature and dimensions of chronic pain. Chronic pain is either neuromusculoskeletal, neurovisceral or neuroendocrine dysfunction. A new training/education fellowship had been created at McMaster University in Canada 2007- 2010. This is a 30 months fellowship that included rotations in pain center under anaesthesia, outpatient musculoskeletal physiatry, podiatry, pain psychiatry, neurology, pain psychology, palliative medicine, spinal surgery, sports medicine, complementary/alternative pain medicine. This advanced training/education involved an extensive literature review of the past 30 years of research. The main outcome of this model is an advanced approach to diagnosis and treatment. The main focus is on diagnosing and treating underlying cellular dysfunction and the physical, mental and social dysfunctions using save and cost-effective options. A comprehensive mechanisms specific treatment protocol is used (the RRMMHS protocol) which means:

R: Regenerative, R: Rehabilitative, M: Medication-conventional, M: Mind-body medicine (including psychotherapy), H: Herbal medicine, S: Supplements.