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Robert A. Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN Director of Pain Management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA, delves into the consequences of clinicians neglecting essential breaks. In this expert interview, Dr. Bonakdar shares with PAINWeek the profound effects of clinician...

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The 2022 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) sheds light on a profound shift in how Americans approach healthcare. 

Published in January 2024, in JAMA, the NHIS data presents a significant shift in healthcare practice, particularly in the management of pain, over the past two decades.

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Jasmine Silva, DO, FAOAAM, is triple board certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Family and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and is the founder of OsteopathicYoga.™ Dr. Silva talks to PAINWeek about her work in the Footsteps program. This multidisciplinary program includes yoga...

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Stress. Sleep problems. These are just 2 of the issues women may face before or after gynecological surgery. Not to mention chronic pain! The National Cancer Institute has provided Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers over 3 million dollars to investigate the benefits of yoga...

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The American Journal of Psychiatry has published research uncovering how mindfulness impacts the neural signatures of pain modulation. Researchers randomly assigned 115 healthy people to either mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), an active control condition (health enhancement program [HEP])...

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A study in the journal of Pain reports the value of mindfulness meditation and its ability to relieve pain. Researchers randomized 40 participants to 4 sessions of mindfulness meditation or book-listening. Compared to controls, responses in behavioral and neural pain were significantly reduced in...

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“Meta-analyses suggest that mindfulness interventions have positive effects on mental health.” Researchers looked at mindfulness interventions via 146 randomized controlled trials equaling a total of 10,979 people. Whether assigned to a mindfulness based treatment group or a comparison group, mental...

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What are the best treatments for painful diabetic neuropathy? The American Academy of Neuropathy, with an endorsement by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, has updated its 2011 guidelines for oral and topical treatments. The recommendations, which may reduce as...

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Chronic back pain (CBP), the most common type of chronic pain, needs better treatment. Does psychological treatment, or pain reprocessing therapy (PRT), help? “PRT seeks to promote patients’ reconceptualization of primary (nociplastic) chronic pain as a brain-generated false alarm.” A study...

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An article in the American Journal of Men’s Health reports the potential of goal focused emotion regulation psychological therapy (GET) to help young adult survivors of testicular cancer. Researchers report that GET may regulate emotions, improve distress symptoms and pain, and aid in navigating...

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