Pain: Hope through Research
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This course provides information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of pain.
This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.
- Introduction: The Universal Disorder
- A Brief History of Pain
- The Two Faces of Pain: Acute and Chronic
- How is Pain Diagnosed?
- How is Pain Treated?
- What is the Role of Age and Gender in Pain?
- Pain in Aging and Pediatric Populations: Special Needs and Concerns
- Spine Basics: The Vertebrae, Discs, and Spinal Cord
- The Nervous Systems
- Phantom Pain: How Does the Brain Feel?
- Nerve Blocks
- Identify the condition in which one of the three membranes covering the brain and spinal chord becomes inflamed.
- Describe the surgical procedure in which a nerve close to the spinal cord is cut.
- Identify the percentage of older Americans who take a painkiller regularly.
- Describe the brain's ability to change and adapt following injury.