Lisa Renee Miller-Matero, Annmarie Cano
OBJECTIVE: Motivating people with chronic pain to engage in therapy can be difficult, especially when individuals have not experienced adequate pain management. Therefore, it may be useful for clinicians to use a motivational assessment as a part of treatment to help patients achieve immediate benefits. Additionally, because the social context impacts chronic illness, the significant other should be included in the assessment. This article describes a motivational assessment that was developed for people with chronic pain and their partners...
February 2015: Pain Medicine
Peter D Drummond, Philip M Finch
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November 2014: Pain
L M McCracken, J Chilcot, S Norton
BACKGROUND: Committed action is a relatively understudied facet of the psychological flexibility model but a potentially important process of overt behaviour in relation to chronic pain. In this study, we take a previously developed measure of committed action, the Committed Action Questionnaire (CAQ), and validate a shorter version. METHODS: A total of 664 adults seeking treatment for chronic pain participated in this study. They provided responses to the CAQ and also completed measures of acceptance and health-related daily functioning...
May 2015: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Veronika Leichtfried, Raffaella Matteucci Gothe, Wilhelm Kantner-Rumplmair, Maria Mair-Raggautz, Christian Bartenbach, Helmut Guggenbichler, Dieter Gehmacher, Leonore Jonas, Martin Aigner, Dietmar Winkler, Wolfgang Schobersberger
OBJECTIVE: The present trial evaluated incorporation of bright light therapy in the treatment of chronic nonspecific back pain (CNBP). DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter, open design with three parallel trial arms was used. SETTING: Subjects received a novel therapeutic, an expected therapeutic ineffective low dose, or no light exposure at three different medical centers. PATIENTS: A total of 125 CNBP patients reporting pain intensity of ≥3 points on item 5 of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) were included...
December 2014: Pain Medicine
S R Humble, A J Dalton, L Li
BACKGROUND: Perioperative neuropathic pain is under-recognized and often undertreated. Chronic pain may develop after any routine surgery, but it can have a far greater incidence after amputation, thoracotomy or mastectomy. The peak noxious barrage due to the neural trauma associated with these operations may be reduced in the perioperative period with the potential to reduce the risk of chronic pain. DATABASES AND DATA TREATMENT: A systematic review of the evidence for perioperative interventions reducing acute and chronic pain associated with amputation, mastectomy or thoracotomy...
April 2015: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Teryl K Nuckols, Laura Anderson, Ioana Popescu, Allison L Diamant, Brian Doyle, Paul Di Capua, Roger Chou
BACKGROUND: Deaths due to prescription opioid overdoses have increased dramatically. High-quality guidelines could help clinicians mitigate risks associated with opioid therapy. PURPOSE: To evaluate the quality and content of guidelines on the use of opioids for chronic pain. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, National Guideline Clearinghouse, specialty society Web sites, and international guideline clearinghouses (searched in July 2013). STUDY SELECTION: Guidelines published between January 2007 and July 2013 addressing the use of opioids for chronic pain in adults were selected...
January 7, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
David M Kietrys, Kerstin M Palombaro, Erica Azzaretto, Richard Hubler, Bret Schaller, J Mathew Schlussel, Mary Tucker
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. BACKGROUND: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is associated with hyperalgesic zones in muscle called myofascial trigger points. When palpated, active myofascial trigger points cause local or referred symptoms, including pain. Dry needling involves inserting an acupuncture-like needle into a myofascial trigger point, with the goal of reducing pain and restoring range of motion. OBJECTIVE: To explore the evidence regarding the effectiveness of dry needling to reduce pain in patients with MPS of the upper quarter...
September 2013: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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