PainWeek 16

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.

Psychological Profiles Should Be Considered When Treating Pain

September 12, 2016

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

Applying CBT and Mindfulness Effectively in Pain Management

September 12, 2016

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

When Should Naloxone Prescriptions be Written?

September 11, 2016

The Risk Index for Overdose or Serious Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression (RIOSORD) is a validated tool that can help clinicians quantify a patient's risk of overdose.

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Benefits and Limitations

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

September 09, 2016

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

Treating Pain in the ER: What Are the Options?

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.

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.

Combined Pharmacologic and Behavioral Approach May Improve Migraine Management

September 07, 2016

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

Can Coaching Patients to Cope with Complicated Pain Improve Behavior?

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.