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Fibromyalgia 101

A look at what Fibromyalgia is, its causes and how to live life in spite of the pain. * * * Please click on the video in order for it to start playing * * *

Fibromyalgia PSA

Idaho’s First Lady Lori Otter offers a message of hope for those living with chronic pain. * * * Please click on the video in order for it to start playing * * *

Implantable Medical Devices

What You Need to Know About Medication Pumps and Neurostimulators: If your healthcare provider has suggested an implantable device, such as a medication pump or neurostimulator, you probably have lots of questions. Your own healthcare provider is the best source for answers that apply in your unique situation, but this video series provides some basic information to get you started. Knowing more can help you have more realistic expectations of how the device can help you as part of your overall pain management strategy. The greater your understanding, the better your chance of success and satisfaction with your decision.

Introduction Video

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Disclaimer:
The information contained in this video is made available with the understanding that ACPA is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. The content of this video is provided for informational purposes only. This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition. No patient-physician or patient-nurse relationship is intended to be created by ACPA making this information available to you.

Intrathecal Medication Pumps

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How Do They Work?

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What are the Benefits?

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What are the Risks?

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Reasonable Goals

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Who is a Good Candidate?

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Who is Not a Good Candidate?

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What is the Procedure?

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Intrathecal Placement

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Living With a Pump

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Maintenance

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Disclaimer:
The information contained in this video is made available with the understanding that ACPA is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. The content of this video is provided for informational purposes only. This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition. No patient-physician or patient-nurse relationship is intended to be created by ACPA making this information available to you.

How Do They Work?

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When Can They Help

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Who is Not a Good Candidate

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About the Device

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What Does it Feel Like?

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Pain Control Expectations

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Risks

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Benefits

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The Process

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Living With a Stimulator

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Ongoing Responsibilities

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The Big Picture

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Disclaimer:
The information contained in this video is made available with the understanding that ACPA is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. The content of this video is provided for informational purposes only. This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition. No patient-physician or patient-nurse relationship is intended to be created by ACPA making this information available to you.

Living With Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia---or any other long-term pain condition---you may have been told that you will need to "learn to live with it." In this presentation, Penney Cowan, ACPA founder and executive director, explains that it is possible to live with FM and still have the quality of life you want and deserve. * * * Please click on the video in order for it to start playing * * *

Opioid Induced Constipation

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Opioid Safety: Public Service Announcement

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Preparing for an Opioid Emergency

It is important for you to know the signs of an opioid overdose, even if you do not take an opioid as part of your pain management treatment. An opioid overdose can happen to anyone who takes too much of an opioid. The faster you can act, the better the opportunity to save a life.
With more than 30 million people living with migraines, this video will help you understand the symptoms, triggers and ways to have a meaningful conversation with your health care professional. * * * Please click on the video in order for it to start playing * * *

Using NSAIDs Safely & Effectively

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Important:
This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition.