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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- Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain
- Opioid Misuse May Help Predict Alcohol Dependence Treatment Outcomes
- Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain
- Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain
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- Novel Oral Treatment Safe, Effective for Migraine Headache Relief
- DFN-02 Nasal Spray Safe, Effective for Acute Treatment of Episodic Migraine
- Predictors of Opioid Overdose in High-Risk Users
- FDA to Review Long-Acting Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
- Half of Patients Referred for Behavioral Treatment of Migraine Never Initiate Treatment
- Low-Dose Sumatriptan Injection Effective as Acute Migraine Treatment
- The Fight for Patient Privacy Under Big Data Analytics