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Pain, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, opioids. A study presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting linked all of those to "the socially disadvantaged" and stated that more needs to be done to improve patient outcomes. A  lack of access to nonpharmacological therapy, such...

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The World Health Organization has updated its guidelines for the management of chronic pain in children ages 0 to 19 years, replacing those issued in 2012. Studies suggest that between one-quarter and one-third of children experience chronic pain. WHO states that “Based on the most current...

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According to a study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, mindfulness helped improve the coping skills of those in chronic pain. It was a small study of 28 participants, 89% of whom had positive results from an 8-week group course in mindfulness-based stress reduction. Guided by...

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The American Journal of Managed Care reported the results from a national survey of chronic pain from the U.S. Pain Foundation. Over 1500 patients in pain were asked about the barriers they face trying to access multidisciplinary treatment. Among the issues: the lack of availability of psychologists...

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What’s changing in the pain treatment paradigm? Various models of thinking—through psychology, sociology, spirituality, physiologically—are converging.

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Stanford Pain Management Clinic was one of the first programs of its kind to recognize that having complex care case managers could have a significant impact on care coordination for patients, resulting in more successful and positive patient outcomes. In the pain clinic, complex care case managers...

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There are many reasons why healthcare providers choose not to manage pain, or unknowingly undertreat pain, including fear of addiction or overdose, litigation, and difficult personality types. Mostly practitioners undertreat because of a lack of knowledge, understanding, and confidence to manage...

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To quote a contemporary leader in pain care, “Treating pain is a team sport.” Although our healthcare system is still disjointed, causing many clinicians to operate in what may feel like a lonely silo, we can support each other and bolster our patients’ confidence in their prognosis by communicating...

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We ask informal caregivers to do things that 20 or 30 years ago, we would have hesitated to ask a nurse to do at home. They struggle with these issues such as “How do I assess the pain to determine are they really having pain?” “How much of the medication do I give?” “Which medication do I give?”...

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Multidisciplinary care is the use of multiple modalities and multiple disciplines to achieve holistic pain care. That includes psychology or mental health services; physical therapy and body modalities in terms of improvement and physical outcomes, safety, and movement. It includes the use of...

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