When chronic pain patients have a history of trauma, how do you treat them? They may present differently, and have more extreme problems. Brian Kaufman, a Pain Management Physician in Addiction Medicine, explains how trauma shapes the brain, and the pain.
Physical scars have a systemic influence on chronic pain, including postsurgical, back, shoulder, and neuropathic pain. They can initiate and maintain stress on the nervous system, adversely affecting patient quality of life. Kelley Armstrong introduces the concept of scar release therapy and its...