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 To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE 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.