Pain is a complex entity. New evidence changes our understanding of pain on a near constant basis. This presentation aims to present the current evidence surrounding pain and its neurophysiologic underpinnings.
- Classify pain into acute and chronic, simple, and complex
- Understand the role of psychosocial factors on pain
- Measure pain, disability, and psychosocial factors with validated tools
- Understand the types of sensitizations
D.C., M.A.S., FACO
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Shawn M. Neff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999, his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003, his Master of Applied Science in musculoskeletal management degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2011, and earned a diplomate from the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Neff is the staff chiropractic physician at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV and is chair of the VA Chiropractic Field Advisory Committee. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and holds adjunct faculty appointments at several chiropractic colleges. Dr. Neff has published articles in the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. He has also presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC and the New Horizons in Rehabilitation Care . Dr. Neff has lectured and facilitated extensively on clinical topics, provider communication and patient centered care. In his free time he spends time with family, volunteers with the cub scouts, and rides his motorcycle.
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