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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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Ravi Prasad, a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University, discusses the multifactorial dynamic of treatment and psychology as it applies to pain.

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Virtual reality (VR) has been in the treatment armamentarium for some decades, but the technology has been cost-prohibitive for many practitioners. Dr. Jones outlines some recent advances that are changing the cost/benefit landscape, and discusses recent clinical evidence for VR in pain management...

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Successful treatment of chronic pain means going beyond the pharmacologic options to embrace self-care, psychological and psychosocial factors, functional restoration, and alternative medicine. Dr. Pohl provides an exploration, and outlines some ideas for primary practitioners to engage.

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The recently released CDC prescribing guidelines and recommendations from the National Pain Strategy refer to pain psychology as on the critical path to the management of pain. Drs. Mackey and Darnall discuss this role and what needs to be done to bring this treatment modality within the reach of...

| Podcast

Chronic pain affects 100 million US adults. It is the #1 reason people are out of work. It is the leading reason that people seek medical attention, costing the nation upwards of $635 billion annually--more than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Given the burden of unmanaged pain in...

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Evidence based biobehavioral therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and biobehavioral training are indicated for a variety of chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia and migraine headache. Dr. Buse, a psychologist, researcher and professor of medicine, outlines what primary...

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Despite the increase in prescriptions of pain medication and interventional procedures to treat pain, there is scant evidence from population based research that these treatments have been successful in reducing pain associated functional impairment. This is because successful treatment of chronic...

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There is strong evidence supporting the use of biobehavioral therapies for chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, migraine, and other forms of severe headache. Evidence based behavioral medicine treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and biobehavioral training. These...

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