Activity ID



April 5, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit



$25 per module

CME Provider: American College of Physicians

Description of CME Course

Chronic pain affects over 50 million people in the US and 1.5 billion world-wide. This is the fourth of a series of 9 interactive modules on Pain Management; 7 didactic modules and 2 modules of case studies. Using current evidence-based approaches, these modules address pain assessment, diagnostic differentials, treatment plans, and patient-centered communication. Modules can be viewed independent of each other. This module 4 reviews common non-pharmacologic and non-surgical modalities used to alleviate pain.

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Educational Objectives

1.Recognize indications for therapeutic exercise, physical modalities, and manual therapy to alleviate pain.
2 Recognize indications for behavioral and mind-body therapies to alleviate pain.
3. Counsel patients about the indications and limitations of pain management approaches that have a less robust evidence base but are frequently used by patients.
4. Engage patients in productive and evidence-based risk benefit discussions regarding incorporation of CAM into a personalized, conventional pain management plan.
5. Partner with patients to select treatment modalities for a multimodal approach that is best suited to their pain type, functional goals, and self-management plan.


"Therapeutic exercise"; "Complementary and alternative pain management"; Discussing pain with patients"


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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