Chronic Back Pain
Illness perceptions are important in the relationship between back pain and health-related quality of life in patients suspected of axial spondyloarthritis.
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.
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 provide relief from lower back pain, but may be associated with short-term improvement in functional disability.
Interactive voice response-based CBT is as effective as in-person CBT for patients with chronic back pain.
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.
Study examines the efficacy of Internet- and mobile device-based interventions to prevent depression in patients with chronic back pain.
VA studies highlighting each of the chapters of the National Pain Strategy
Addressing chronic pain in veterans
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
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- Suprazygomatic Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block May Quickly Relieve Status Migrainosus Pain
- Reducing Mortality After Overdose: Is Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Effective?
- A Physician's Guide to Incorporating Patient Spirituality in Practice
- Low Literacy Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain May Be Effective
- Neuropathic Pain Medications
- Higher Buprenorphine Dose May Not Increase Severity of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias
- Ketamine Infusions May Be Effective for Refractory Headache
- Physical, Psychosocial Activity May Be Protective Against Development of Chronic Pain in Older Adults
- FDA Approves Minimally-Invasive, Non-Drug Therapy for Pain Management
- Chronic Migraine and Medication Overuse Headache Linked to Stress
- Set of Personality Traits May Predict Prescription Drug Use, Misuse in Young Adults
- The Opioid Crisis: District by District
- Opioid Administration, Prescribing in the ED on the Decline in Recent Years