Pain Management

Easing Chronic Pancreatitis Pain | Johns Hopkins Pancreatitis Pain Program

In this Mission: Cure patient education webinar, Dr. Speed and Dr. Treisman discuss the Johns Hopkins Pancreatitis Pain Program. Pain is a difficult and often avoided topic. However, pain plays a central role in the lives of chronic pancreatitis patients and their caregivers. It is therefore important to understand the causes, impact and treatment options […]

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New Collaboration with Johns Hopkins to Treat Pancreatitis Pain

Mission: Cure has provided initial funding to Johns Hopkins Medicine to launch the new Pancreatitis Pain Research Center. Mission: Cure will work with Johns Hopkins to establish the Pancreatitis Pain Research Program. The goals for the pancreatitis pain program are: To study and treat specific types of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis To create an

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10-Minute Guided Meditation: Meditation for Pancreatitis Pain and Discomfort

Dr. Christiane Wolf leads a 10-minute guided meditation for pain and discomfort. Meditation can be a powerful tool to manage pain associated with chronic illnesses like pancreatitis. Dr. Christiane Wolf is a physician turned mindfulness and compassion teacher and teacher trainer. She is an authorized Buddhist teacher in the Insight (Vipassana) meditation tradition, teaching classes

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This is What Experts Say About Neuropathic Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis

Many patients with chronic pancreatitis experience neuropathic pain–a type of pain that happens when your nervous system is not working correctly. The good news is that this type of pain is treatable. You will learn about treating neuropathic pain and different types of pain in this blog post. This blog post written by Dr. Jay

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How can medical cannabis help pancreatitis patients?

In this video guide, Dr. Tim Gardner explains medical cannabis and how pancreatitis patients can benefit from it. Dr. Gardner is a gastroenterologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. DISCLAIMER: The information on this video is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical marijuana is

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Eric’s Pancreatitis Story: My Experience with Meditation for Pain Management

The Challenge: Intense Chronic Pain from Pancreatitis Dealing with chronic pancreatitis has been perhaps the biggest challenge in my life. I am luckier than most with the disease – I can work full-time and do most of the activities that are meaningful to me, rarely have to be hospitalized, and feel blessed to have a

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Pancreatitis Pain: The Latest Treatment & Policy Perspectives on Opioids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZGd5QhjrKc&t=2s On this webinar, Kate Nicholson, J.D., a civil rights attorney, pain patient advocate, and expert on the so-called opioid or overdose crisis, and Dr. Eva Szigethy, a leading UPMC psychiatrist focused on the management of chronic pain and psychotropic medication management in patients, discuss: Barriers to care for patients who use opioids The opioids

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Managing Chronic Pain in Pancreatitis

The definition of chronic pain will feel familiar to any chronic pancreatitis patient: ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and adversely affecting the individual’s well-being. In fact, this type of pain—persistent, intense, debilitating—is a defining feature of chronic pancreatitis. Mission:

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Pancreatitis Pain: A Medical Approach with a Patient Focus

https://youtu.be/1pSSsd6Xk48 If you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain from pancreatitis, you won’t want to miss the second in Mission: Cure’s series on managing chronic pancreatitis pain. The first webinar in this series discussed a psychological approach called pain self-management. In this webinar, Dr. Steven Freedman discussed a range of medications and medical

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