Study review: Effect of Intensive Patient Education vs Placebo Patient Education on Outcomes in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial Pain neuroscience education is now considered a cornerstone treatment for chronic pain. Unfortunately, the science does not seem to match up… Read More »Does pain neuroscience education reduce pain?
It is known that undertreated or untreated acute pain following injury or surgery can lead to the development of chronic pain. This post will gather studies on this specific topic to create a resource of the latest evidence. Relationship between acute pain trajectories after an… Read More »Causes of chronic pain – untreated or undertreated acute pain
Another new study on opioids for chronic pain has just been released and the Australian media has picked it up and is running with sensationalistic anti-opioid headlines. Again. I’ve seen articles today in The Conversation and the Sydney Morning Herald. Predictably, the media, and the… Read More »Opioids are ineffective for osteoarthritis pain long term – or are they?
The US government proposed new guidelines for prescribing opioid pain medications on Thursday. Of particular importance is that they have removed the previously applied recommended ceilings on doses for chronic pain patients, and instead encourage doctors to use their clinical judgement. This is a huge… Read More »CDC proposes new guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain, including opioid prescribing
Australian Chronic non-cancer pain patients are being denied opioid pain relieving medications due to the misinterpretation and misabplication of the opioid prescribing guidelines
Spinal cord stimulators are implanted devices designed to relieve pain by sending low level electrical signals directly to the spinal cord. This signal interrupts the pain messages and therefore reduces pain. Or that’s the theory. In practice, the devices often leave patients in more pain… Read More »Spinal Cord Stimulators – high complication rates and serious adverse events