LEXINGTON The Kentucky Pain Society (KPS), a non-profit interdisciplinary group of healthcare providers treating chronic pain in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, met on Saturday November 12, 2016 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.
The KPS consists of physicians, psychologists, dentists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, and nurses with a mission to provide education and advocacy for empirically based treatment of chronic pain.
The KPS started 13 years ago as a district of the Southern Pain Society, which is a region of the American Pain Society. KSP recently became its own entity. The November meeting, which was a combination of multiple aspects of pain including regenerative techniques for pain, chronic pelvic pain care, opioid problems with pain care, bipolar disorder and pain, sleep disorders and pain, physical therapy treatment of pain, and interventional treatment of pain.
Presenters were Danesh Mazloomdoost, MD, who presented “Regenerative Medicine — Transforming Pain Management”; Erica Adams, PhD, and Tracey LeGrand, PT, MPT, “Interdisciplinary Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain”; James Grider, DO, PhD, “Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia with Chronic Pain Patients”; Robert Pope, MD, “Sleep Disordered Breathing and Chronic Opioid Use”; Jonathan Cole, PhD, “The Effects of Bipolar Disorder on Chronic Pain”; Steve Marcum, PT, “Dry Needle Technique”; and Robert Klickovich, MD, “Latest Advances in Interventional Pain Techniques.”