PainWeek 2016 Coverage

Educating Patients on The Pain Experience Can Aid Positive Outcomes

September 12, 2016

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

Applying CBT and Mindfulness Effectively in Pain Management

By Florence Chaverneff September 12, 2016

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

Psychological Profiles Should Be Considered When Treating Pain

By Colleen Hall September 12, 2016

Numerous pain medications are available, presenting a challenge for clinicians to determine which one is best for a particular patient.

PAINWeek Keynote Address: Balancing Exposure and Addiction

September 11, 2016

"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.

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Benefits and Limitations

By Crystal Wong, MD September 10, 2016

To illustrate his point, Mr. Adler compared abuse-deterrent opioids with the advances in safety technology in the motor vehicle industry.

Some Validated CAM Strategies May Be Overlooked in Managing Pain

September 10, 2016

"Details matter" when taking an integrative approach to chronic pain care.

Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices: A Review

By Colleen Hall September 09, 2016

When considering prescribing opioids to a patient, Dr. Hopper first asks himself if this is the right diagnosis for opioids.

We Are What We Eat: The Role of Food in Chronic Pain

September 09, 2016

Dr Tick further discusses the need to assess vitamin D levels in pain patients.

Optimal Pain Management Requires Interdisciplinary Approach

By Crystal Wong, MD September 09, 2016

"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.

Treating Pain in the ER: What Are the Options?

By Cindy Lampner September 09, 2016

The drugs most commonly used today in emergency departments are acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and opioids, but that other medications and modalities may actually be more efficacious.

How Do Clinicians Navigate Pain Treatment During an Overuse Epidemic?

By Crystal Wong, MD September 08, 2016

Today, chronic pain specialists face the dilemma of how to treat a patient's pain appropriately without feeding the opioid overuse epidemic.

Managing Chronic Pain: Clear Guidance Still Lacking

By Florence Chaverneff September 08, 2016

"This is all falling on the shoulders of people in the frontline, people in primary care. These consensuses have to come from the organizations that have the [ears of] clinicians and primary care physicians," said Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, in his presentation at PainWeek 2016.

Can Coaching Patients to Cope with Complicated Pain Improve Behavior?

By Cindy Lampner September 07, 2016

"Coaching is the most effective modality to help patients utilize their own logic to get where they didn't know they wanted to go," stated Becky Curtis, PCC.

Combined Pharmacologic and Behavioral Approach May Improve Migraine Management

By Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC September 07, 2016

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

Establishing Boundaries is Key in Treating Patients with Chronic Pain

By Nicole Ostrow September 07, 2016

Providers may overlook or be unaware of the different tools available to them to assist them in pain management decisions.