Pain Week 2016

Short Online Course Effective in Treating Pain Catastrophizing to Avoid Development of Chronic Pain

Short Online Course Effective in Treating Pain Catastrophizing to Avoid Development of Chronic Pain

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These online and free of charge resources are of particular interest to patients living in rural settings who may not have access to pain psychologists.

Biopsychosocial Treatment Effective in Reducing Pain

Biopsychosocial Treatment Effective in Reducing Pain

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Developing and implementing prevention strategies that include psychosocial approaches has become critical in the face of the chronic pain epidemic.

Pain Education Puts Patients on the Path to Successful Outcomes

Pain Education Puts Patients on the Path to Successful Outcomes

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Explaining the neurophysiological basis of pain has been found to positively affect pain levels.

Evaluating Opioid Policies: Balancing Abuse Reduction With Patient Access

Evaluating Opioid Policies: Balancing Abuse Reduction With Patient Access

While many organizations have created plans in an attempt to curb the opioid epidemic, how can we know which plans will work?

PAINWeek 2016 Keynote Address: Are Physicians Facing More Than 1 Epidemic?

PAINWeek 2016 Keynote Address: Are Physicians Facing More Than 1 Epidemic?

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"We have 2 big epidemics and we have 2 problems; we need to solve those problems...with complex public health solutions, better drugs, and better practice—not simply constant downward pressure on prescribing," said Dr Passik.

Public Health and Prevention of Opioid Misuse

Public Health and Prevention of Opioid Misuse

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"Ultimately, the goal is to turn our clinics into research laboratories where every single patient is characterized," noted Dr Mackey.

Interdisciplinary Approach Essential to Treating Chronic Pain

Interdisciplinary Approach Essential to Treating Chronic Pain

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"Interdisciplinary approaches should not be viewed as a treatment pathway on which to embark after other interventions have failed; rather, it should be the framework employed from the start of care," said Dr Prasad.

The Role of Nutrition in Modulating Chronic Pain

The Role of Nutrition in Modulating Chronic Pain

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"We are what we eat; to be more specific, we are what we ingest, digest, and absorb, and the microbiome has a key role to play in that," said Dr Tick.

Managing Chronic Pain: Where Do We Start?

Managing Chronic Pain: Where Do We Start?

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According to Dr Zacharoff, there are no existing paradigms for long-term chronic pain treatment. He urges attendees to think during the course of Pain Week about what it is they can do for those long-term pain patients.

Managing Chronic Pain During the Opioid Overuse Epidemic

Managing Chronic Pain During the Opioid Overuse Epidemic

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A high level of comorbidity exists between substance use disorders and chronic pain.

Biobehavioral Interventions Effective for Migraine Management

Biobehavioral Interventions Effective for Migraine Management

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Sustained response was seen in patients who demonstrated improvement following an interdisciplinary pain program.

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