A task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain proposes a classification of chronic pain as either chronic primary or chronic secondary pain, when chronic pain represents the major complaint and when chronic pain is secondary to a chronic disorder, respectively.
Two screening tools, the STarT Back Screening Tool and the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire, may be useful in predicting the transition from subacute and acute to chronic low back pain.
For adolescents with chronic pain, wait times to evaluation at an interdisciplinary pain clinic after referral were long and were associated with anxious anticipation and frustration from families.
Researchers and pain experts formulated guidelines for the use of onabotulinumtoxinA for the management of chronic migraine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain" may have contributed to a further reduction in several opioid prescribing practices.
Considerable proportion of healthy individuals without back pain have MRI positive for sacroiliitis.
Higher prevalence of chronic pain, high-impact chronic pain for women, older adults, rural residents.
Although literature indicates bidirectional associations between sleep disturbances and pain, few longitudinal studies have examined the role of sleep disturbances in contributing to chronic pain.
Integrating graded in vivo exposure into the management of chronic lower back pain may result in improved treatment efficacy and reduced pain-related fear.
Spinal manipulative therapy plus exercise more effective than exercise alone over 1-year period.
A low-literacy, pain self-management program delivered one-on-one by a health educator or in groups with lectures from experts over a period of 6 months may improve chronic pain outcomes.
There is a lack of evidence supporting the benefits of combination drug therapy over monotherapy for the management of low back pain and sciatica.
This novel agent has low permeability across the blood-brain barrier, which slows its rate of entry into the brain and reduces dopamine release.
A panel discussion event held at the US Food and Drug Administration gathered patients with chronic pain and FDA officials, to reconcile concerns around prescriptions of opioid medications with the needs of these patient populations.
Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.
Belief in a long recovery, many symptoms attributed to pain negatively tied to improvement
With the increasing number of patients presenting to surgery with opioid tolerance, clinicians should be familiar with their specific analgesic needs.
Researchers found a positive but weak correlation between psychological interventions and chronic pain treatment in older adults.
Individuals with chronic vs episodic migraine may be more likely to experience chronic back pain, chronic pain, neck pain, anxiety, and depression.
Findings based on two-year follow-up of a large, community-dwelling cohort in Malaysia
Pain neuroscience education, targeted motor control training more effective for chronic spinal pain
Group cognitive behavioral therapy and pain education may be more effective than usual care for improving pain and physical function in patients presenting with chronic pain at low-income clinics.
Tai chi interventions may be more effective at treating fibromyalgia than aerobic exercise.
Compared with opioids, nonopioid treatments may be equally beneficial for patients with chronic back pain or osteoarthritis hip or knee pain.
The quality of sleep partly relieved the correlation between PSTD and pain intensity, interference.
Intravenous, patch lidocaine might be effective in treating, preventing chronic pain.
Weight loss in obese individuals may lead to reduced pain, affect, and somatic symptoms associated with chronic pain.
A combination of psychoeducation, cognitive-based therapy, visualization, and breathing exercises may represent a tolerable and readily accepted complementary therapeutic approach for adolescent patients with chronic pain.
The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense issue a clinical practice guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain in veterans.
Conditions such as chronic disease, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.