International Myopain Society, click for home.

How to submit an article to MYOPAIN

  1. Go to www.myopain.org
  2. Click onto the MYOPAIN journal tab
  3. This will take you to the publisher’s gateway to the journal. Click onto the “Journal’s electronic issues past and present” URL link.
  4. Once you have landed you will find a picture of the current copy of MYOPAIN in the top left corner of the page (includes new front cover, etc); click onto the wording - MYOPAIN a journal of myofascial and chronic pain - which will take you to the current, full issue of the journal.
  5. When you land you will see a “green” tab to submit an article, then, just follow instructions.

OR:

  1. Go to www.myopain.org
  2. Click onto the MYOPAIN journal tab
  3. This will take you to the publisher’s gateway to the journal. Click onto the “Journal’s electronic issues past and present” URL link.
  4. On the left hand side of the page under This Journal, click onto Journal information.
  5. Once you have landed, look under This Journal on the left-hand side of the page for Instructions for Authors; click and it will take you the information you need to submit a paper or article.

 Tap Header  TAP Chronic Pain Conference Videos $15

 

This is your opportunity to get the entire video record of the October 8-10 Treating & Preventing Chronic Pain meeting. ThesTAP logoe videos have been edited for your viewing ease and give you access to the entire program. The live attendees, both people with chronic pain and the health professionals who research and treat these conditions, and the live streaming audience from more than 25 countries gave high praise for the educational and helpful information shared by fibromyalgia and myofascial pain experts. Besides the presentations, audience questions and comments were also captured during the Q&A sessions at the end of each talk. To meet the demand for these videos, the NFMCPA and the IMS is offering them for only $15 so that more people can benefit from this wonderful program. Once you purchase the videos you will be given instructions about how to view them online and - you can watch them over and over again. Get TAP Presentations.

The NFMCPA and IMS are dedicated to helping people with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain learn from scientific research about these conditions and to also furnish resources based on that science to people searching for help. The organizations are also committed to educating health professionals about the science and the impact these illnesses have on the lives of people suffering with chronic pain. The TAP Conference was CME accredited through the University of Minnesota and offered 12.25 continuing medical education credits. The videos are not CME compliant but the education is still viable for any health care professional who wants to learn more about how to diagnose and treat these disorders.

If you are a caregiver, friend or family member of someone who has fibromyalgia or other chronic pain illness such as myofascial pain, these videos will make a great Christmas gift. Not only will the people learn more about their condition they will also be given information about accessible resources that can actually help them. If you are a health professional the NFMPA and IMS strongly encourage you to purchase these videos for your own education and information about different treatment options offered through the TAP Chronic Pain Conference presentations.

Publications - Resources Produced by IMS Members

 

HEALING THROUGH TRIGGER POINT THERAPY: A GUIDE TO FIBROMYALGIA, MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION

2013 Devin J. Starlanyl and John Sharkey

ISBN-10: 1583946098

ISBN 9781905367399 (Lotus Publishing)

ISBN-13: 978-1583946091 (North Atlantic Books)

416 pages, paperback   US $29.95.

Ordering information: http://www.sover.net/~devstar

 

FIBROMYALGIA AND CHRONIC MYOFASCIAL PAIN: A SURVIVAL MANUAL, 2nd edition. 2001.

Devin J. Starlanyl and Marry Ellen Copeland.

ISBN-10: 1572242388

ISBN-13: 978-1572242388

New Harbinger Publications.

432 pages, paperback  US $24.95

Ordering information:  http://www.sover.net/~devstar

 

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND EVIDENCE-INFORMED DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT

Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAAPM
Peter Huijbregts, PT, MSc, MHSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
2011, ISBN-13: 9780763779740, 296 pages paperback, US $58.95, eTextbook, US $29.95

Ordering information:

Jones & Bartlett Learning
5 Wall Street
Burlington, MA 01803
T 1-800-832-0034
W http://triggerpointrelief.com/store.html
http://www.coursesmart.com/9781449607609

MYOFASZIALE SCHMERZEN UND TRIGGERPUNKTE: PRAXISATLAS MIT PATHOPHYSIOLOGIE, DIAGNOSTIK UND THERAPIESTRATEGIEN - MIT ZUGANG ZUM ELSEVIER-PORTAL

Edited by Peter Reilich, Christian Grobli, and Jan Dommerholt
2011, ISBN-13: 9783437230950, ISBN-10: 3437230956, hardback, US $75.53

Ordering information:

http://www.bookdepository.com/Myofasziale-Schmerzen-und-Triggerpunkte-Peter-Reilich/9783437230950

TRIGGER POINTS PRAKTISCH: WERKBOEK MYOFASCIALE THERAPIE

Peter Jonckheere, Kris Demanet, Jan Pattyn and Jan Dommerholt
416 pages hardback, EUR 105.00

Ordering information:

Weidestraat 234
8310 Assebroek
Belgium
T 0486353751
http://www.acu-qi-uitgeverij.com/membershop/product_info.php?language=en&membershop_id=raTElaic&info=p3634_TRIGGER-POINTS-PRAKTISCH.html

 

 

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY e-WORKBOOK FOR LOWER BACK AND GLUTEAL PAIN (2nd Ed.)

Valerie DeLaune, LAc

2013, ISBN-10: 0-9761246-4-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-9761246-4-1, e-book, U.S. $9.99 

 

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY e-WORKBOOK FOR UPPER BACK AND NECK PAIN (2nd Ed.)

Valerie DeLaune, LAc

2013, ISBN-10: 0-9761246-9-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-9761246-9-6, e-book, U.S. $9.99 

 

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY e-WORKBOOK FOR SHOULDER PAIN INCLUDING FROZEN SHOULDER (2nd Ed.)

Valerie DeLaune, LAc

2013, ISBN-10: 0-9761246-2-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-9761246-2-7, e-book, U.S. $9.99 

 

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY e-WORKBOOK FOR CHEST & ABDOMINAL PAIN

Valerie DeLaune, LAc

2013, ISBN-10: 0-9761246-3-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-9761246-3-4, e-book, U.S. $9.99 

 

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY FOR REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY: YOUR SELF-TREATMENT WORKBOOK FOR ELBOY, LOWER ARM, WRIST, & HAND PAIN
Valerie DeLaune, LAc
2012, ISBN-10: 1608821277, ISBN-13: 978-1608821273, 216 pages paperback, US $21.95

 

Ordering information:

T 1-907-435-7060

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

W http://triggerpointrelief.com/store.html

 

 

MUSCLE PAIN: UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS

Sigfried Mense, Prof Dr Med
Robert D. Gerwin, MD

2010, ISBN-10: 3540850201, ISBN-13: 978-3540850205, 336 pages hardcover, US $137.33

Ordering information:

http://www.amazon.com/Muscle-Pain-Understanding-Siegfried-Mense/dp/3540850201/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280194316&sr=1-1

MUSCLE PAIN: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Sigfried Mense, Prof Dr Med
Robert D. Gerwin, MD
2010, ISBN-10: 364254676, ISBN-13: 978-3642054679, 360 pages hardcover, US $157.99

Ordering information:
http://www.amazon.com/Muscle-Pain-Diagnosis-Siegfried-Mense/dp/3642054676/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280194426&sr=1-4

 

TENSION-TYPE AND CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, AND MANAGEMENT

Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, PT, DO, MSc, PhD
Lars Arendt-Nielsen, PhD
Robert D. Gerwin, MD
2010, ISBN-13: 9780763752835, ISBN-10:0763752835, 509 pages hardcover, US $120.95

Ordering information:

Jones & Bartlett Learning
5 Wall Street
Burlington, MA 01803
T 1-800-832-0034
http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763752835/

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY FOR FOOT, ANKLE, KNEE, AND LEG PAIN: A SELF-TREATMENT WORKBOOK

Valerie DeLaune, LAc
2010, ISBN-10: 1572248424, ISBN-13: 978-1572248427, 176 pages paperback, US $19.95

Ordering information:

T 1-907-435-7060
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://triggerpointrelief.com/store.html

 

MYOFASCIAL PAIN, NEW IDEAS FOR A CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE MUSCULOSCELETAL PAIN

Pentti Raaste, MD

2009, ISBN 978-84-8352-140-3, 114 pages + DVD

Ordering information: ONLY AVAILABLE IN SPANISH

Mandala Ediciones
C/Tarragona 23 Local
28045 Madrid, Spain
T +34 914 678 528

 

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY FOR HEADACHES & MIGRAINES: YOUR SELF-TREATMENT WORKBOOK FOR PAIN RELIEF

Valerie DeLaune, LAc
2008, ISBN-10: 1572245255, ISBN-13: 978-1572245259, 165 pages paperback, US $21.95

Ordering information:

T 1-907-435-7060
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://triggerpointrelief.com/store.html

 

THE CONCISE BOOK OF NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY. A TRIGGER POINT MANUAL [Forward by David G. Simons, MD]

John Sharkey BSc, NMT, MSc
2008, ISBN 978-1-905367-07-8, 237 pages

Ordering information:

North Atlantic Book
PO Box 12327
Berkeley, CA
USA

Lotus Publishing
Chichester, U.K.

 

HEALING FIBROMYALGIA

David H. Trock, MD and Frances Chamberlain
2007, ISBN 978-0-471-72428-5, 256 pages paperback, US $16.95

Ordering information:

John Wiley & Sons
www.wiley.com

 

WINNER'S GUIDE TO PAIN RELIEF

Hal Blatman, MD and Brad Ekvall, BFA
2006, ISBN 9780972968003, 274 pages soft cover, US $24.95

Ordering information:

Danua Press, L.L.C.
10653 Techwoods Circle, Ste. 101
Cincinnati, OH 45242
T 1-513-956-3200
F 1-513-956-3206
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.winoverpain.com

 

CLINICAL MASTERY IN THE TREATMENT OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN

Lucy Whyte Ferguson, DC and Robert Gerwin, MD
2005, ISBN 0-683-30620-0, 428 pages hard cover, US $69.95

Ordering information:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
351 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
T [USA] 1-800-638-3030
T [Outside the US and Canada] 1-301-223-2300
F 1-301-223-2400
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.lww.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product__11851_-1_9012052_Prod-9780683306200

 

PAIN RELIEF WITH TRIGGER POINT SELF-HELP

Valerie DeLaune, LAc
2004, ISBN-10: 0976124602, ISBN-13: 978-0976124603, CD ROM, US $29.00

Ordering information:

T 1-907-435-7060
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://triggerpointrelief.com/store.html

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS OF PAIN CONTROL: BASIC SCIENCE AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES PROGRESS IN PAIN RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT, Volume 29

Donald D. Price and M. Catherine Bushnell, PhD [Editors]
2004, ISBN 0-931092-52-3, 308 pages hard cover, US $63.00

Ordering information:

International Association for the Study of Pain
111 Queen Anne Ave. N., Ste. 501
Seattle, WA 98109-4955, USA
T 1-206-283-0311
F 1-206-283-9403
www.iasp-pain.org

 

TRIGGERPUNKT-THERAPIE

Beat Dejung, Christian Grobli, Fernando Colla and Ricky Weissmann
2003, ISBN 3-456-83813-1, 207 pages hard cover, EURO $79.95

Ordering information:

Verlag Hans Huber
Lektorat Medizin/Gesundheit
Langgass-Strasse 76
CH-3000, Bern 9
T 0041-0-31-300-4500
F 0041-0-31-300-4593
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.verlag.hanshuber.com

 

ALL ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA: A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Daniel J. Wallace, MD and Janice Brock Wallace
2002, ISBN 0-19-514753-7, 258 pages hard cover, US $30.00

Ordering information:

Oxford University Press
198 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
www.oup.com

 

BACK SENSE: A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO HALTING THE CYCLE OF CHRONIC BACK PAIN

Ronald D Siegel, PsyD, Michael H Urdang and Douglas R. Johnson, MD
2002, ISBN 0-7679-0581-4, 246 pages hard cover, US $12.95

Ordering information:

Broadway Books
a division of Random House, Inc.
1540 Broadway
New York, NY, 10036
www.broadwaybooks.com

 

THE MANUAL OF TRIGGER POINT AND MYOFASCIAL THERAPY

Dimitrios Kostopoulos, PT, PhD and Konstantine Rizopoulos, PT, FABS
2001, ISBN 1-5564-2542-2, 264 pages soft cover, US $51.95

also - THE VIDEO OF TRIGGER POINT AND MYOFASCIAL THERAPY
2001, ISBN 1-5564-2557-0, VHS Videotape, US $87.95

also - TRIGGER POINT AND MYOFASCIAL THERAPY POSTERS
2001, ISBN 1-55642-556-2, 2 Wall Charts, 24"x36" each, US

$41.95 [for both posters]

Special Offer US $139.00 for all three items

Ordering information:

Slack Incorporated
Professional Book Division
6900 Grove Road
Thorofare, NJ, 08086-9864
T [USA] 1-800-257-8290 or 1-856-848-1000
F 1-856-853-5991
W www.slackbooks.com

Or:

Hands-On Seminars
T 1-888-767-5003
www.handsonseminars.com

 

MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME: A CLINICAL GUIDE TO DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT

Peter E Baldry MB, FRCP with contributions by: Muhammad B Yunus MD, FACP, FACR, FRCPE and Fatma Inanici, MD
2001, ISBN 0-4430-7003-2, 413 pages hard cover, US $79.95

Ordering information:
W www.harcourt-international.com
W [USA] www.harcourthealth.com
W [Canada] www.harcourtcanada.com
W [Australia] www.harcourt.com.au

 

MUSCLE PAIN; UNDERSTANDING ITS NATURE, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Siegfried Mense, Prof Dr med, David G. Simons, MD, FAAPM&R, MS, DSC [Hon] and I. Jon Russell, MD, PhD
2000, ISBN 0-683-05928-9, 400 pages hard cover, 134 illus, US $69.95

Ordering information:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
351 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
T [USA] 1-800-638-3030
T [Outside the US and Canada] 1-301-223-2300
F 1-301-223-2400
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.lww.com

 

MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION: THE TRIGGER POINT MANUAL; VOLUME 1. UPPER HALF OF BODY (Second Edition).

David G. Simons, MD, Janet G. Travell, MD, Lois S. Simons, PT
1999, ISBN 0-683-08363-5, 1038 pages hard cover, US$106.00

Ordering information:

Lippincott/Williams & Wilkins
351 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD, 21202, USA
T [USA] 1-800-638-3030
T [Outside the US and Canada] 1-301-223-2300
F 1-301-223-2400
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.lww.com

Spanish version now available, 115 Euros

Ordering information:

Editorial Medica Panamericana
Alberto Alcocer, 24, E-28036, Madrid, Spain
T 34-91-1317800
F 34-91-4570919
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MUSCLE PAIN SYNDROMES AND FIBROMYALGIA

Andrew A. Fischer, MD, PhD [Editor]
1998, ISBN 0-7890-0510-7, 158 pages hard cover, US $39.95

Ordering information:

The Haworth Medical Press
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, New York, 13904-1580 USA
E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MYOFASCIAL MUSCLE CHAINS

Peter Jonckheere and Jan Pattyn
1998, ISBN 90-804265-1-2, 292pp hard cover, US$85.00

Ordering information:

Trigger vzw
Weidestraat 234
Brugge, Belgium 8310
E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MAKING SENSE OF FIBROMYALGIA

Daniel J. Wallace, MD & Janice Brock Wallace,MPA.
2002, ISBN 0-19-511611-9, 242 pages hard cover, US $25.00.

Ordering information:
Oxford Univesity Press
198 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016 USA
T [USA] 1-800-451-7556

 

AEROBIC EXERCISE VIDEO FOR FIBROMYALGIA PATIENTS

Sharon Clark PhD and Robert Bennett MD
2005, ISBN 0-683-30620-0, 428 pages hard cover, US $69.95

Ordering information:

Oregon Fibromyalgia Foundation
1221 SW Yamhill, Ste. 303
Portland, OR 97205
www.myalgia.com

 

MYOFASCIAL PAINS IN THE HEAD REGION

Hans-Werner Weisskircher, Dr med dent

CD ROM [Bilingual-German/English], US $145.00 - IMS members
receive a 20% discount/US $116.00.

Pictures of the content may be seen at:
http://www.trigger-point.com/CD_Rom.html

TAP logo
    TAP Chronic Pain Conference

    Treating and Preventing Chronic Pain

    October 8 – 10, 2015

    Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA

 

 For People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain and 

Health Professionals Interested in Learning how to

Treat and Prevent these Conditions

 

Brought to You By: National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

And International Myopain Society  “Working Together We Make a Difference”

 

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association and the International Myopain Society have collaborated to create this Inaugural TAP Chronic Pain Conference. It has been designed to offer an outstanding two day program focused on educating both health professionals and people with fibromyalgia or other pain conditions regarding helpful resources, scientific research and treatment options.

The program is specifically designed to educate health care professionals about how to prevent chronic pain; how to identify and treat myofascial pain and how to incorporate integrative medicine into treatment regimens for fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. For people affected by these conditions the TAP Conference is an opportunity to learn more about science, integrative medicine and self-management of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. On a social level the conference offers opportunities for both health professionals and patients to converse about these topics and to learn from experts in this field of medicine.

                                                                                                                  

 President’s Reception, October 8

This two-day conference kicks-off with the President’s Reception on the evening of Thursday, October 8, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The reception will offer TAP attendees the chance to re-connect with friends, meet conference speakers, and begin this valuable learning and sharing experience.

International Myopain Society President, James Fricton, DDS, MSInternational Myopain Society President, James Fricton, DDS, MS: Meet Dr. Fricton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Senior Researcher at Health Partners Institute for Education and Research, and Pain Specialist, at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic. Besides being the current President of the International Myopain Society, he has been on the board of the American Pain Society and American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is an avid researcher, teacher, and author. He created the Preventing Chronic Pain – A Human Systems Approach: A Massive Open Online Course which is a University of Minnesota MOOC education offering through Coursera.

 

 

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain President, Jan ChambersNational Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain President, Jan Chambers: Meet Jan Chambers who advocates for fibromyalgia and chronic pain, is editor-in-chief of the Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine and who sits on a variety of national pain advocacy committees where she is a voice for people with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. The NFMCPA boasts more than 100,000 constituents and 125,000 FaceBook Fans.

 

 

 

Conference highlights include:

Daniel Clauw, MDKey Note Address: Daniel Clauw, MD, a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He serves as Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. Dr. Clauw is a world renowned fibromyalgia and chronic pain researcher. He will talk about the state of fibromyalgia and chronic pain research and discuss its implications for patients and health professionals.

 

 

 

Lynn Webster, MD Friday Night Dinner: Lynn Webster, MD is the vice president of Scientific Affairs of PRA Health The Painful TruthSciences and past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He is the author of the Painful Truth His which is intimate collection of stories about people living with disabling pain, their attempts to heal, and the challenges that we collectively face in helping them live meaningful lives. As a physician who has treated people with chronic pain for more than thirty years, Dr. Webster reveals the difficulties that patients face in dealing with chronic pain in a society that is often shamefully prejudiced against those who are most in need of our empathy. He shares how such biases also affect medical professionals who treat patients with chronic pain.

 

Conference Benefits:

TAP Chronic Pain Conference health care professional educational opportunities include:

    1. Self-management : One area lacking in treating chronic pain and fibromyalgia symptoms is the lack of knowledge by HCPs regarding self-management approaches of treatment for these conditions. The Conference program offers several presentations regarding this information which will identify different self-management approaches for clinicians to share with patients.
    2. Integrative medicine: Many clinicians know that integrative medicine paired with an interdisciplinary approach to fibromyalgia and chronic pain symptom management has been shown to be an important component in successful treatment protocols for these patients. But, clinicians do not know how to incorporate these treatments into a successful treatment regimen for patients. There are several presentations regarding these elements, including cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, myofascial pain therapies, yoga, occupational therapy approaches and physical therapy treatments.
    3. Sleep and fibromyalgia: One of the least known avenues in helping people with fibromyalgia for general practice clinicians is what to do about sleep issues in these patients. In fibromyalgia symptomology, sleep anomalies including sleep apnea and lack of stage IV sleep have been shown to be relevant to the development and perpetuation of symptoms. A recent published study has revealed the possibility of a diagnostic pattern of sleep patterns for fibromyalgia patients. This presentation will address how the lack of sleep and sleep apnea can promote autonomic arousal and how doctors can help their patients by prescribing sleep labs in order to clearly identify specific sleep disorders that can then be treated.
    4. Cervical spinal cord compression: Published studies have shown that 80% of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia also have cervical spinal cord compression, which is generally unknown by most clinicians. This is an issue because fibromyalgia symptoms are so similar to those caused by cervical spinal stenosis, most clinicians never think about pursuing the cause for these neurological abnormalities in tis patient group. A new MRI positional cervical cord compression protocol has been developed that more easily identifies this issue. This has resulted in an effective physical therapy program for these patients. There will be presentations and workshops addressing these issues.
    5. The significance of myofascial pain: 100% of fibromyalgia patients and a large percentage of chronic pain patients also suffer with myofascial pain. Because so little is generally known about myfascial pain and relevant treatment protocols, most clinicians miss this diagnosis. It has been shown that by addressing myofascial pain including trigger point release a significant benefit can be obtained for the patient. Several presentations will cover how to identify myofascial pain and treatments. Including myofascial pain self-management techniques.
    6. Unintended Consequences of Hydrocodone Rescheduling : Because of DEA and FDA regulations, patients who should have the right to opioid prescription medications are being denied adequate pain control for their chronic pain conditions. A presentation will be made regarding responses of a patient survey completed by 7900 people about this issue and the rise in suicidal ideation caused by unaddressed withdrawal symptoms and increased pain.
    7. Small Fiber Neuropathy in Fibromyalgia: Researcher, Dr. Frank Rice, will share his work with health care professionals including updates regarding ongoing research in this area of science.
    8. Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign: The idea of preventing chronic pain is new and most clinicians do not know where to begin in addressing this issue. The University of Minnesota’s Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign educates practitioners regarding the steps necessary to solve this problem. Dr. James Fricton, will share information from his course on this subject.

 

Workshops: Saturday afternoon is reserved for a variety of workshops delving further into the topics listed above and giving health professionals opportunities to learn about:

    • Hands-on techniques in myofascial release
    • Trigger point imaging before and after treatment
    • Positional cervical cord compression physical therapy techniques
    • A non-invasive rehabilitation program for people with fibromyalgia
      • The MindfulHealth System: Using Online Personal Informatics to Reduce Symptoms in FM and Other Chronic Pain Conditions.
      • Preventing Chronic Pain Campaign: This workshop gives clinicians the initial information and tools they need to begin making changes in their approach to preventing chronic pain.

 

Exhibit Hall: A variety of businesses and services will be on hand to share information about chronic pain products and resources. This is your chance to visit with venders and to learn more about unique remedies and helpful services that might help your patients.

 

Registration:

So, don’t wait! Seating is limited and you don’t want to miss out on all this program has to offer. Register now for the TAP Chronic Pain Conference and to sign up for Saturday afternoon workshops. https://myopain.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form_1

 

PictureBuy your tickets today and qualify for an early bird discount!   http://www.paintap.org/

Click here to buy your tickets: Early Bird Tickets are just $265.00. After September 1 they will go up to $295.00

 

 

Hotel reservations

Make your hotel reservation by calling the Crystal Gateway Marriott:Hotel

    • Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202

    • Phone number: 1-877-212-5752 Ask for the TAP Chronic Pain Conference room rate of $135.00 per night plus taxes
    • You may also make reservations online, just click here: 

Key Hotel Amenities Include:

-          Free airport shuttle

-          Fitness center

-          Indoor and Outdoor Pools with warm water Jacuzzi

-          Explore the entire Washington, D.C. area via the Metro which is connected to the hotel

-          Enjoy restaurants and shopping just steps away to underground amenities that are part of the Crystal City shopping center

-          Regan International Airport is just one mile from the hotel

-          Free wi-fi Internet service

 

TAP Chronic Pain Conference Schedule

October 8-10, 2015 - Crystal Gateway Marriott – Arlington, VA

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MYOPAIN 2013 Overlapping Features and Mechanisms of Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia

Recent research evidence will be presented to show that fibromyalgia pain can be decomposed into regional pains from active myofascial trigger points (MTPs); inactivation of active MTPs by dry needling can significantly improve fibromyalgia pain and dysfunctions. The mechanisms underlying the propagation of both pain and motor dysfunctions associated with MTPs will be discussed, focusing on how MTP induces enlarged area of hyperalgesia within a muscle, intra-segmentally and extra-segmentally.  This addition, the influences of the MTPs on muscle fatigability appear and joint movement during agonist and antagonist muscle contractions, will be explored to suggest its significance in motor dysfunctions in fibromyalgia.

Course Objectives:  Upon completion of this session attendees will have a better understanding of the contribution of pain from active myofascial trigger point (MTP) to fibromyalgia pain; a better understanding of the role of MTP in the propagation of pain and motor dysfunctions within a muscle, intra-segmentally and extra segmentally.