A new study suggests that that there is a lack of gender differences in self-reported pain in patients with fibromyalgia.
Understanding how pain catastrophizing works can assist clinicians with providing effective treatments to patients with 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.
The researchers found that the average pain score did not differ between the smoker vs non-smoker groups or between different groups for BMI.
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.
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.