Chronic Back Pain

Illness Perceptions Mediate Back Pain, Quality of Life in Early Axial Spondyloarthritis

Illness Perceptions Mediate Back Pain, Quality of Life in Early Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Illness perceptions are important in the relationship between back pain and health-related quality of life in patients suspected of axial spondyloarthritis.

Opioids vs Nonopioid Medications for Chronic Back, Knee, and Hip Osteoarthritis Pain

Opioids vs Nonopioid Medications for Chronic Back, Knee, and Hip Osteoarthritis Pain

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Opioids and nonopioid analgesics were found to provide similar improvements in pain-related function over a 1-year period in patients with chronic back pain or knee or hip osteoarthritis pain.

Opioid vs Non-Opioid Treatment for Pain-Related Function

Opioid vs Non-Opioid Treatment for Pain-Related Function

The study compared opioid vs non-opioid treatment in 240 patients with either moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Not Effectively Relieve Low Back Pain

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Not Effectively Relieve Low Back Pain

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may not provide relief from lower back pain, but may be associated with short-term improvement in functional disability.

Telephone-Based vs In-Person CBT for Chronic Back Pain

Telephone-Based vs In-Person CBT for Chronic Back Pain

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Interactive voice response-based CBT is as effective as in-person CBT for patients with chronic back pain.

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior in Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior in Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain

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Spinal cord stimulation using precision approach via 3D neural targeting shows superior efficacy in treating chronic axial low back pain compared with a traditional approach relying on a trial-and-error method to achieve desired paresthesia.

Internet-Based Depression Prevention for Chronic Back Pain

Internet-Based Depression Prevention for Chronic Back Pain

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Study examines the efficacy of Internet- and mobile device-based interventions to prevent depression in patients with chronic back pain.

Addressing Chronic Back Pain in Veterans

Addressing Chronic Back Pain in Veterans

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VA studies highlighting each of the chapters of the National Pain Strategy

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