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The Journal of Pain Research published an article in which researchers conducted phone interviews with chronic pain patients, clinicians, and clinic staff. In an effort to understand barriers to long-term opioid therapy, the researchers questioned 15 patients, 7 primary care clinicians, and 3 office...

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What do nurses know, and what are their attitudes about pain management? Researchers assessed just that in a study published in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 154 nurses working at the National Geriatric Hospital in Vietnam completed the Knowledge and Attitudes Survey Regarding Pain...

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The European Journal of Pain published a 2-part clinical practice guideline: part 1 covers the role of opioids in the management of chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) and part 2, special situations. The position paper was commissioned by the European Pain Federation (EFIC). Eight scientific societies and...

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Can chronic pain patients access better pain management with the help of an app? A study examined adherence, communication, and pain self-management through the use of a pain management app. Over 240 chronic pain patients participated in an exploratory study comparing two groups, either with or...

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Insurance companies would be more likely to pay for nontraditional approaches to pain management if they knew these methods worked. Jon Porter, medical director of the University of Vermont Medical Center Comprehensive Pain Program, and researchers compiled qualitative data from people who...

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The Journal of the American College of Surgeons published an article outlining treatment for injured patients, managing pain and minimizing opioids. By comparing two multimodal pain management regimens (MMPR) through an effectiveness trial, they examined adult trauma admissions, excluding...

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Manual therapies and the human touch positively affect people with chronic pain, and are an important part of a multimodal, interdisciplinary approach to pain management. Michael Kurisu, DO, ABIHM, is the clinical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California San...

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In an article in JAMA Network Open, the authors reviewed studies to determine the most successful treatment of frozen shoulder—adhesive capsulitis—a common, painful fibroproliferative tissue fibrosis affecting 2.4 out of 100,000 people per year. The researchers looked at 65 studies and almost 4100...

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Multimodal, nonpharmacologic approaches are recommended as firstline treatments for pain but are often unavailable in resource-limited settings. In 2016, a multimodal pain management program was created and evaluated at Tom Waddell Urban Health primary care clinic in the Tenderloin neighborhood of...

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One cannot bake a cake with only flour. Clinicians who treat pain understand that it requires teamwork and multimodal treatment plans. How can we get patients on board with this approach? How can we support each other when we work in isolated practice settings? We can support each other and bolster...

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