Persons with chronic pain typically report having ‘good and bad’ days with their pain, yet their condition can persist for years.10 Psychological models of chronic pain, such as the fear-avoidance model, demonstrate that the way people cognitively process their pain sensations is a strong determinant of their future pain-related behavior.34 Catastrophizing is a central variable […]
Bronnie Lennox Thompson on the role of emotions in treating pain: We should, at all costs, avoid eliciting fear and worry, or anger in the people we treat — because this increases pain intensity. Also it’s just nicer. 😉 But yeah, dear clinicians: if you scare pain patients, that is the opposite of helping. And […]
“Prolotherapy” was invented by a charismatic doctor (decades ago) to treat back pain by toughening up ligaments with injection of an irritant. These days we know that “weak ligaments” are not why people get back pain, and so it’s not surprising that the direct evidence for prolotherapy is inconsistent and unimpressive at best. Prolotherapy’s charismatic, […]
Self-guided online cognitive behavioral pain management may result in improved “worst” pain but not “average” pain compared with usual care for the treatment of painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Provide Pain Relief in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
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