Latest AAPM 2016 Coverage

Characteristics Predictive of Opioid Nonadherence

Characteristics Predictive of Opioid Nonadherence

Understanding factors that influence medication nonadherence may guide clinicians in implementing adherence strategies.

Does Gender Play a Role in Fibromyalgia Pain?

Does Gender Play a Role in Fibromyalgia Pain?

A new study suggests that that there is a lack of gender differences in self-reported pain in patients with fibromyalgia.

Effects of Pain Catastrophizing on Women With Chronic Low Back Pain

Effects of Pain Catastrophizing on Women With Chronic Low Back Pain

Understanding how pain catastrophizing works can assist clinicians with providing effective treatments to patients with chronic pain.

The Role of Self-Management in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

The Role of Self-Management in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

When treating chronic pain, self-management is a lot easier said than done, even if it is the most appropriate option for boosting pain relief in a patient.

Using Low-Dose Naltrexone in Fibromyalgia

Using Low-Dose Naltrexone in Fibromyalgia

Clinicians treating patients with fibromyalgia may want to consider LDN as a treatment option.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Efficacy Not Affected By Smoking, Obesity

Spinal Cord Stimulator Efficacy Not Affected By Smoking, Obesity

The researchers found that the average pain score did not differ between the smoker vs non-smoker groups or between different groups for BMI.

The Frequency of Naloxone Use in the Hospital

The Frequency of Naloxone Use in the Hospital

As opioid overdoses continue to become an increasingly common occurrence in the health care setting, clinicians may want to begin tracking these instances by evaluating Naloxone use in the hospital.

Multimodal Pain Care May Lead to Shorter Hospital Stays in Opioid-Tolerant Patients

Multimodal Pain Care May Lead to Shorter Hospital Stays in Opioid-Tolerant Patients

Evidence shows that the rise of opioids, especially when used without any other pain treatments, does not correspond to better pain management or patient satisfaction.

Pain Medicine: Avoid Teaching to the Test

Pain Medicine: Avoid Teaching to the Test

With pain affecting several aspects of life, the way pain medication is being taught in medical school is of upmost importance for both clinicians and patients.

AAPM Task Force: Enhanced Pain Psychology Training Needed for Psychologists

AAPM Task Force: Enhanced Pain Psychology Training Needed for Psychologists

There may be a need for a major transformation in the way psychologists, psychology predoctoral students, and psychology postdoctoral students are educated in treating pain.

Changing the Narrative: Amplifying Clinician Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic

Changing the Narrative: Amplifying Clinician Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic

Clinicians are doing their fair share of curbing opioid-related deaths in the country. They just need to amplify their efforts a little more by changing the narrative.

Epidural Steroid Injections May Reduce Health Care Spending for Low Back Pain

Epidural Steroid Injections May Reduce Health Care Spending for Low Back Pain

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) may lower health care spending in patients with low back pain.

What the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Mean for Primary Care Physicians

What the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Mean for Primary Care Physicians

Clinical Pain Advisor met up with Dr Erin E Krebs at AAPM's annual meeting after her discussion on what opioids mean for the primary care physician in 2016 to discuss the CDC's guidelines for prescribing opioids in patients with chronic pain.

AAPM 2016 Annual Meeting: Ensuring Access to Pain Care

AAPM 2016 Annual Meeting: Ensuring Access to Pain Care

With the AAPM's annual meeting underway this week, pain specialists and primary care professionals in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sessions focused on primary care, opioids and education, clinical practice instruction, and more.