By Ed Coghlan.
Those who have or treat CRPS and who live on the West Coast may want to find their way to San Jose, California for a Saturday March 24th event.
The RSDSA—the non-profit that has been helping people with CRPS for over three decades—is partnering with the Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center (BAPWC) for an all-day conference to discuss the latest research and state-of-the-art treatments for CRPS.
The conference, titled “Treating the Whole Person—Optimizing Wellness for People Who Have CRPS”, will attract physicians, nurses, physical therapists, patients and caregivers.
“We are very excited to be partnering with the Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center as they are treating people with CRPS utilizing an interdisciplinary model. We want to showcase their model as most individuals with CRPS are receiving fragmented, uncoordinated ineffectual care,” said Jim Broatch, Executive Vice President of the RSDSA.
Dr. Peter Obaci, runs the BAPWC and is an internationally-known pain specialist, and is a strong advocate of a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary approach to treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
“Treating CRPS is learning how to put the pieces together,” he said. “Everything from how to refer the patient, what to recommend in rehabilitation, the importance of behavioral health and alternative therapies have to be part of how help our patients.”
Dr. Abaci has written a book “Conquer Your Chronic Pain” and has a self-described “passion for helping patients.”
The presenters are experts at the forefront of the latest research and state-of-the-art treatments. Our presenters will discuss a variety of topics including: brain neuroplasticity and brain-based treatment modalities, navigating the health system, complimentary therapies, interdisciplinary treatments and incorporating psychological care into treatment, medical cannabis, and the latest in movement-based therapies.
The event will be held at the San Jose Country Club beginning at 8:30 am and will run until 4:00 pm. Registration Fees: $25 for people with CRPS/RSD, $25 for Caregivers, $50 for Healthcare Providers. If you want to register, click here.
“There will be a question and answer period at the end of the day,” said RSDSA’s Broatch. “This day is a day of hope and education with professionals who understand what you are going through and who are leading the way in making a difference for those who struggle with CRPS.”