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The Journal of Pediatrics recently published findings from a study of children and teens with recurring abdominal pain. Natoshia Cunningham, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the MSU College of Human Medicine and lead author of the study, commented that “anxiety is very...

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In the Lancet, Child & Adolescent Health journal, the results of a Canada study of students and pain is discussed. An 11-week cognitive behavioral self-management program, called Chronic Pain 35, addressed therapy for chronic pain and shares the understanding of pain. Unfortunately, students in pain...

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In a new Pain and Therapy journal article written by PAINWeek faculty member Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr, he discusses the prevalence of low back pain and how to halt its transition to chronic back pain. Dr. Pergolizzi looks at physical therapy, exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other...

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Newswise — When chronic pain keeps children from being active and social, it’s no surprise that anxiety and depression can become unwelcome playmates.

Unfortunately, this scenario can become a vicious cycle—not only can pain lead to depression and anxiety, but worsening depression and anxiety can...

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Fresh affirmation of the value of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) in the management of chronic pain has been provided by a new meta-analysis of data from 21 studies spanning almost 2,000 patients with pain. The research compared the effectiveness of mindfulness to cognitive behavioral...

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Many frontline practitioners often describe feeling like they are “held hostage” by their chronic pain patients. A lot can be learned from reviewing hostage negotiation techniques used in real-life crisis situations. These negotiation strategies typically yield a 95% success rate, which is a...

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A research team from the US and the Netherlands have undertaken a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy based approaches to chronic pain in older adults. The research concludes that these psychological interventions have a small but...

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Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) have been proven to be effective alternate treatment modalities for patients with chronic pain, but shortcomings in existing programs may be limiting their efficacy in the patient populations most in need. In an address last week to the American Pain Society...

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In terms of biopsychosocial treatment, providers must know that it’s critically important to look at all the factors that are affecting a patient’s pain condition. Any time we pigeonhole ourselves in any one category--whether it’s the medical piece, the psychological piece, or the physical piece--we...

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An article published in this month’s edition of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice summarizes recent evidence supporting the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as an opioid sparing alternative for treatment of chronic noncancer pain. Authors Muhammad Hassan Majeed, MD, with...

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