Following the 2011 Institute of Medicine report on chronic pain, the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) was created to enhance research efforts among federal agencies. The IPRCC and Office of Pain Policy at the NIH collaborated to identify gaps in knowledge and address them via a Federal Pain Research Strategy (FPRS). The FPRS appointed […]
Patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain on long-term opioid therapy who report high levels of pain may be more likely to have moderate to high pain interference.
Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Orginally Published At: Musculoskeletal Pain
Adrenal fatigue was invented by a chiro so he could sell a cure. It is supposedly caused by chronic stress and “burnout” of the adrenal glands, and it’s a common bogus explanation (see Cadegiani et al) for fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain. At best, that’s a simplistic guess; at worst, it’s a great way to peddle false […]
Chronic spinal pain and depression are common conditions associated with a good deal of morbidity and healthcare utilization. In the US, low back pain, neck pain, and major depressive disorder comprise three of the top four leading causes of years lived with disability.51 The point-prevalence or past-year prevalence of chronic neck and back pain has […]