I am a long time Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management. The Academy has announced that it is changing its name to the “American Academy of Integrative Pain Management” I think this is exciting because it recognizes (in its name) that Pain Management is a complex process involving all body systems including Sleep, circadian rhythym, snnoring and sleep apnea as well as jaw and TMJ disorders. It includes the psychological health of patients as well.

This change is an important step for pain management to becoming truly integrative medicine.