About Practical Pain Management

Providing evidence-based strategies for the treatment of chronic pain to healthcare providers and consumers in a digestible, practical format.

Practical Pain Management (PPM) - For the Professional/Practicing Clinician

PPM, a property of Remedy Health Media is published online and in print. The journal was founded to provide in-depth clinical information on a variety of pain conditions and treatment approaches. Written and reviewed by pain experts and leaders in the field, our content helps readers navigate the evolving landscape of pain management, from the latest research in assessment and diagnoses to novel approaches in care to bring about the best long-term outcomes for individual patients.

From arthritis and migraine to back pain and fibromyalgia, the PPM journal and professional website provide up-to-date best clinical practices and real-world insights into the complex and dynamic nature of pain and how to treat it safely and effectively. Our print journal has a circulation of more than 40,000 and the website attracts more than 700,000 unique visitors every month.
Opioid Calculator

One of the daily challenges facing healthcare providers is how to safely and accurately calculate appropriate opioid doses—either for opioid-naïve patients or when switching from one agent to another. Pain experts Michael J. Brennan, MD, MS, Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, FCCP, and Ruth J. Perkins, BS, MA, PharmD, BCPS took on the momentous task of developing their “ideal” opioid conversion calculator. Based on medical evidence with an easy-to-use framework at the point of care, the result is the PPM Opioid Calculator. There are approximately 1 million unique visitors to the esteemed conversion calculator annually.

Practical Pain Management (PPM) - For the Patient


For individuals living with chronic pain, PracticalPainManagement.com offers online content and social media communities that feature in-depth resources, relatable personal stories, and strategies for managing pain and working with healthcare providers to reclaim quality of life and daily functioning. From communicating with doctors, nurses, and caregivers, to understanding the current healthcare environment, to coping with the emotional side of pain, the site covers the entire patient experience.  

 

Special Editions

Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring—Primary Care Models for Pain Management” was published in 2017. The 80-page primer, edited by Paul Christo, MD, Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, Jeffrey Gudin, MD, and Bryn Nelson, PhD, is featured at medical meetings across the country. The book addresses the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines from a legal and legacy patient standpoint, and provides current assessment and monitoring tools, and alternative therapies, as well as weaning protocols.

The first edition, published in 2016 and edited by Paul Christo, MD, Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, Jeffrey Gudin, MD, and Lynne Peeples, MA/MS, focuses on “How to Combat Opioid Abuse and Misuse Responsibly.” The supplement provides an overview of the opioid crisis, combination therapies and tools for managing both acute and chronic pain, and expertise regarding patient referrals

Opioid Calculator

One of the daily challenges facing healthcare providers is how to safely and accurately calculate appropriate opioid doses—either for opioid-naïve patients or when switching from one agent to another. Pain experts Michael J. Brennan, MD, MS, Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, FCCP, and Ruth J. Perkins, BS, MA, PharmD, BCPS took on the momentous task of developing their “ideal” opioid conversion calculator. Based on medical evidence and with an easy-to-use at the point of care framework, the result is the PPM Opioid Calculator. There are approximately 1 million unique visitors to the esteemed conversion calculator annually.

Practical Pain Management does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. PPM information in print or online is not designed to replace a physician's independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given patient. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions.

 

Last updated on: June 20, 2019
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