Pain Catastrophizing

Pain Neuroscience Education May Improve Kinesiophobia in Chronic Spinal Pain

Pain Neuroscience Education May Improve Kinesiophobia in Chronic Spinal Pain

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Pain neuroscience education in patients with chronic spinal pain may improve kinesiophobia and the perceived negative consequences and cyclicity of illness.

Improving Pain Communication Skills to Reduce Pain Catastrophizing

Improving Pain Communication Skills to Reduce Pain Catastrophizing

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Improving the ability to communicate about pain may help reduce the negative effects associated with ambivalence over emotional expression on pain catastrophizing in patients with osteoarthritis pain.

Catastrophizing and Function in Chronic Spinal Pain

Catastrophizing and Function in Chronic Spinal Pain

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Pain catastrophizing may be associated with reduced psychological — and to a lesser extent physical —function in patients with neuropathic pain and spinal pain.

Web-Based CBT Adjunct May Address Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors in Chronic Pain

Web-Based CBT Adjunct May Address Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors in Chronic Pain

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A web-based cognitive behavior therapy program may be associated with greater reductions in aberrant drug-related behavior, pain interference, and pain catastrophizing in patients with chronic pain treated with opioids who undergo treatment as usual compared with patients who undergo treatment as usual only.

Caffeine and Opioid Use Beneficial for Fibromyalgia-Like Chronic Pain

Caffeine and Opioid Use Beneficial for Fibromyalgia-Like Chronic Pain

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Caffeine is associated with lower pain catastrophizing, greater physical function, and lower pain interference in patients taking opioids to manage fibromyalgia pain.

Psychological Factors As Treatment Target in Chronic Migraine

Psychological Factors As Treatment Target in Chronic Migraine

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Psychological factors such as catastrophizing of pain are common in migraine and, along with depression and anxiety, contribute significantly to migraine-related disability.

The Empower Veterans Program

The Empower Veterans Program

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The Empower Veterans Program was created by the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center to improve quality of life through active self-care in veterans with chronic pain.

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