This week the Osher Center launched its new Integrative Medicine (IM) Grand Rounds Series. This first clinical presentation focused on a patient case with severe low back pain and sciatica, and treatment with both chiropractic care and surgery.
See photos and the full video presentation of this first IM Grand Rounds Presentation here.
The presentation highlighted the working partnership between chiropractor, patient and surgeon, and the increased range of options available for treatment that were considered. The case, hosted and presented by the Osher Clinical Center also demonstrated the collaborative work of the Osher clinical team in managing patient care.
The next Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds will be presented by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, on Crohn’s Disease and Resiliency, on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.
IM Grand Rounds will be held monthly on first Tuesdays (from May 5th onwards)
Venue: Bornstein Family Amphitheater, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 45 Francis St., Boston
CME credits are available for attendees.
Please contact us for more details at HMSOsherCenter@partners.org or call 617.525.8737.
The Osher Clinical Center’s Dr. Randall Paulsen, was recently cited in the The Boston Globe on the topic of stress and its impact on the sensitivity to pain. Dr. Paulsen runs an 8-week course in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
In The Boston Globe article, which references new research published in the journal Pain, Dr. Paulsen supports the evidence that individuals can influence their subjective experience of pain.
Ruth Defrin, associate professor in the department of physical therapy at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, who conducted the research said, “There are situations in which stress is a motivator and improves performance, but it really depends on the situation and it mostly depends on how a person perceives the moment.”
According to an article in The Rheumatologist, “pain is the number one reason patients see a rheumatologist, and it’s their highest priority when returning for a follow-up.”
Co-author of the article, Dr. Yvonne Lee, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital will be speaking this Thursday, February 12th, about the different types and sources of pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, and how neuroscience is revealing some surprising findings.
On Tuesday March 3rd, the Osher Center will convene a new monthly Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds Series at the Bornstein Family Amphitheater at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. These gatherings will be open to the Harvard-wide network of both conventional and integrative medicine researchers, clinicians and educators. The aim of the series is to support inter-disciplinary learning and discuss the application of integrative medicine therapies.