| Article

“Leaders in pain medicine recognize that terminology needs to keep up with our understanding of disorders, their pathophysiologies, and their treatment.” So say the authors of an article published in the Journal of Pain Research, one of whom is long time PAINWeek faculty, Michael Schatman, PhD, CPE...

| Article

The Clinical Journal of Pain published an article examining the power of clearly defined symptoms in pain conditions and affects on patient stigmatization. The study looked at two pain conditions in particular: rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia sufferers, through daily diaries...

| Article

An article published in the Journal of Pain Research questions the use of the term “chronic pain.” The article authors examine the word “chronic” from its Greek origins through dictionary definitions and medical usage. They’ve determined that the term may be misleading, showing “a semantic...

| Article

Newswise — Millennials lead the escalating interest in marijuana and cannabinoid compounds for managing pain – with older generations not far behind – and yet most are unaware of potential risks. Three-quarters (75%) of Americans who expressed interest in using marijuana or cannabinoids to address...

| Article

Many publications have been put out into the public space and in the scientific research on how the nocebo effect is generated from patient-provider interactions, and there are some really important things to read about how words, which we, as clinicians, might consider really innocuous, could in...

| Video

Clinicians have a responsibility to educate and reassure patients who live with pain so they can overcome barriers, such as fear of movement, and re-engage in healthy behaviors. Despite the progressive embrace of a biopsychosocial framework in pain care, most patients conceptualize their persisting...

Subscribe to pain terminology

Sign-Up