CRPS/RSD Educational Videos

This page used to be a section at the end of the CRPS/RSD Sites page, but has gotten so large, and will surely continue to grow, that it was clearly time to give educational videos a page of their own. As always, please let me know if you think there should be any specific videos added or removed, as well as your general feelings about this page (or the whole site, of course).

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Title (& link)
Author/Speaker/Short Description
3-Day Ketamine Treatment, Part I Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 10:51 Getting a patient ready for a three-day ketamine coma
3-Day Ketamine Treatment, Part II Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 22:50 The second part of this two-part video. Shows one woman's journey into and out of a ketamine coma, which was maintained for three days.
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 20:20
Anthony F. Kirkpatrick, M.D., Ph.D., interviews and discusses a three-day course of ketamine infusions with a patient and both of her parents. He discusses the side-effects, how an optimal dose is achieved, and many other interesting facets of ketamine therapy.
4/20/14 Marijuana Documentary - Cannabis Research Studies - 2014 several advocacy organizations 1:10:00 An incredible piece of scientific research. The list of references, even in the YouTube listing, is almost three screens long, and the great majority are articles from scientific, peer-reviewed journals. Just amazing.
Dr. Kamayni Agarwal 19:49
A short presentation as part of a scientific meeting on CRPS/RSD, on the technique of epidural sympathetic blocks.
Dr. Kamayni Agarwal 1:34
Second of two parts of the presentation above.
Perry Carpenter, D.C. 23:43 The anatomy and physiology of two of the major plexuses, which are often involved in CRPS pain propagation. Fairly high-level.
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 23:52
Treating children with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) creates unique challenges. This video series provides real-world examples of common issues that confront health professionals in administering ketamine to children to treat CRPS.
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 50:37
Treating children with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) creates unique challenges. This video follows the case of one young girl.
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 32:32
Treating children with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) creates unique challenges. This video follows the case of a different young girl than Elizabeth, above.
Dr. Jeffrey Applebaum 56:42
Jeffrey Applebaum of UC Davis, Family Medicine presents an update on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes in the primary care setting. Series: "UC Grand Rounds" [6/2011]
CNN report on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Dr. Robert Schwartzman 6:13 A short summary of a teenaged girl's experiences with RSD, which was finally resolved with a multi-day ketamine coma.
Sarah McLachlan 4:42
Nice, music-accompanied video about the characteristics of CRPS.
Dr. Ronald Kaplan 1:02:00
Excellent, 1 hr. seminar on CRPS/RSD by one of the country's foremost CRPS physicians.
Dr. Joshua Prager 4:41
Short but complete summary of CRPS and its effects.
Dr. Gary Demerjian 7:47
A new, amazing Tx for CRPS, involving a dental orthotic designed to treat TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorders and its ability to mitigate CRPS symptoms. 2:54
A short, concise summary of CRPS/RSD symptoms and typical treatments.
Dr. Pradeep Chopra 1:13:53
Pradeep Chopra, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical) Brown Medical School, Director, Pain Management Center in Pawtacket, RI talks about the latest research on CRPS and his innovative treatments which have helped many to improve their quality of life and achieve remission.
Dr. Russell Portenoy 1:01:43
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Chairman and Gerald J. Friedman Chair in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Dept. of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.
Epidemiology of Pain Dr. Lara Dhingra 59:59 A fascinating look at how pain is caused, diagnosed, and controlled in certain patient populations.
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 21:16
A study of the usefulness and safety of using ketamine for treating CRPS/RSD.
Dr. Joshua Prager 11:58
Joshua P. Prager, MD, MS; Director, Center for Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes (CRPS), University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Joshua Prager 12:04
See above.
Dr. Kurt Heitman 16:46
As part of a scientific meeting about CRPS/RSD, an ophthalmologist gives a nice outline of the ophthalmic complications that can accompany CRPS/RSD.
Opioid Therapy Dr. Russell Portenoy 56:43 A full-length talk by Dr. Russ Portenoy, the first physician to advocate for high-dose opioids for noncancer pain.
Dr. Kamayni Agarwal 19:47
Another part of a meeting on medical uses of high-resolution medical imaging, a nice summary of the current state of thermal imaging in the Dx of CRPS/RSD.
Dr. Ronald Kaplan 1:02:00
Ronald Kaplan, MD; Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 11:30
Young woman develops RSD and becomes paraplegic while undergoing pain management therapy. With failure of all conventional treatments she turns to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Within 15 treatments was able move legs and eventually was able to walk freely without assistance.
Part I: Pre-Coma Evaluation Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 12:16 The first of a two-part presentation of "Jessica", who underwent a five-day ketamine coma to try to control her intractable RSD symptoms
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 25:27
Jessica's experience reveals a lot from a scientific standpoint. She underwent two 5-day coma procedures with ketamine that improved her CRPS symptoms. Her second ketamine coma produced the long-waited "miracle".
Principles of Opioid Prescribing including Safe Practices Dr. Russell Portenoy 1:00:15 A very informative talk by Dr. Russ Portenoy, who was the first physician to start using high-dose opioids for patients with chronic, intense, non-cancer pain.
Dr. Joshua Prager 9:44
Dr. Joshua Prager is director of the Center for Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes at UCLA Medical Plaza. He directs a comprehensive interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program dedicated to treatment of CRPS utilizing ketamine in patients where it is an appropriate modality.
Southwest Florida woman credits "miracle coma" for saving her life Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 5:46 The amazing story of a FL woman who underwent a seven-day ketamine coma. Her RSD began with a spider bite on her right calf, which quickly became RSD and spread all over her body.
Sanela Dedovic/
Anthony Kirkpatrick
The person doing the video is supervised by Anthony F. Kirkpatrick, M.D., Ph.D., one of the foremost CRPS researchers in the country. He founded and directs the International Research Foundation for CRPS/RSD in Tampa, and has championed the use of ketamine.
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 12:28
Education Points: What type of exercise is best for CRPS? Is ketamine coma more effective than high-dose ketamine?
Dr. Anthony Kirkpatrick 21:52
Same education points as for Part I.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta 43:27 An excellent documentary by Dr. Sanjay Guta, CNN's main medical consultant, who made international headlines recently when he renounced his prohibitionist stance and now is for the decriminalization and use of marijuana for medical applications.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta 43:21 Part 2 to the excellent report started above. DO NOT MISS THESE GREAT REPORTS!!
Dr. Joshua Prager 2:28
A short, concise summary of CRPS/RSD by one of the country's most highly respected CRPS/RSD physicians.

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