1: Basics of Chronic Pain and Chronic Pain Evaluation

By Dan Alford, MD, MPH; Roger Chou, MD; Seddon Savage, MD; Kevin A. Sevarino, MD, PhD; Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify pain mechanisms
  • Describe how to perform a pain assessment
  • Review the impact of psychosocial factors on the pain experience
  • Recognize the effect of mental health on the pain experience