Published in PWJ - PAINWeek Journal Vol 7, Q2 | 2019
Evidence suggests that multimodal treatment approaches that focus on biopsychosocial factors achieve the best outcomes for patients with chronic pain. Dr. Adkinson shares some best practices and possible pitfalls related to engagement of this team based integrative pain care.
Current practice in the outpatient setting tends to utilize pain psychology and movement based interventions such as exercise, physical therapy, or yoga as adjuncts to care, and are often delivered separately to the patient. Healthcare providers are aware of the benefits of psychological therapies...
The population is aging, and osteoarthritis (OA) tends to affect older adults more, so understandably its rates are going up. The increase in obesity is another reason for the increase in rates of OA: it’s becoming a major public health issue. There’s a lot of research to understand the...