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Ideas that are Changing Pain
Ideas that are Changing Pain

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Large longitudinal study on the use of cannabis for chronic pain shows it is ineffective for reducing pain or opioid use, despite study subjects reporting that it was effective:
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30110-5/fulltext
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Another study showing that pain rehabilitation programs are an effective alternative to opioid management for persistent pain:
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Combined use of opioids with benzodiazepines is common. It can also be dangerous:
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New European guidelines for the management of arthritis pain emphasize interdisciplinary care and programs that focus on self-management:
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More evidence finding that what should come first in the management of pain are the therapies that show people how to self-manage their pain.
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An overview of a recent meta-analysis of the roles of antidepressants and pain rehabilitation programs (aka functional restoration programs) for the elderly:
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New study showing that beliefs about pain are a leading factor that predicts prognosis in sciatica:
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Even modest gain towards achieving a healthier weight can lead to reduced pain and improved function:
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Another interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program in the news. This time it is the one at Spaulding in Medford, MA.
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Nice, easy-to-read synopsis of the established treatment guidelines for low back pain:
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