Pain Week 2016
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.
Developing and implementing prevention strategies that include psychosocial approaches has become critical in the face of the chronic pain epidemic.
Explaining the neurophysiological basis of pain has been found to positively affect pain levels.
While many organizations have created plans in an attempt to curb the opioid epidemic, how can we know which plans will work?
"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.
"Ultimately, the goal is to turn our clinics into research laboratories where every single patient is characterized," noted Dr Mackey.
"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.
"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.
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.
A high level of comorbidity exists between substance use disorders and chronic pain.
Sustained response was seen in patients who demonstrated improvement following an interdisciplinary pain program.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
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- Half of the Responders to Our Poll Agree With the Approval of Dsuvia: We Want to Hear From You
- The Unintended Consequences of the CDC Opioid Guideline According to Pain Management Specialists
- Initial Consultation for Neck Pain May Reduce Opioid Consumption, Healthcare Utilization
- FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers
- Set of Interventions May Effectively Reduce Opioid Overprescribing
- Cannabinoid-Associated Analgesia May Be Mediated Through Modulation of Affective Processes
- FDA Panel Votes in Favor of Abuse-Deterrent Oxycodone Reformulation
- FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
- Central Sensitization in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
- Pain Acceptance May Reduce Headache-Related Disability in Migraine
- FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Intrathecal Delivery of Pain Meds