Most U.S. adults use non-opioids to treat chronic pain: study
Feb 09, 2022
Most American adults use alternatives to opioid drugs such as complementary medicine to manage their pain, but psychological therapies are infrequently implemented, researchers say.
FDA approves virtual reality system for treatment of chronic back pain
Nov 17, 2021
EaseVRx is designed for home use and is available by prescription to patients with clinically diagnosed lower back conditions, FDA says.
CBT intervention beneficial for adults with chronic pain conditions
Nov 02, 2021
Group-based CBT intervention produced modest, but sustained, reductions in measures of pain, pain-related disability
Pain management skills class aids those with chronic low back pain
Aug 30, 2021
Findings show noninferior outcomes at three months versus cognitive behavioral therapy
22.1 percent of U.S. adults with chronic pain use Rx opioids
Aug 05, 2021
Prescription opioid use highest for those aged 45 to 64 years; more likely among women, unemployed adults
Adults 65 and older are in a lot of pain, particularly back pain, CDC learns
Jul 30, 2021
Nearly 60% of adults reported experiencing chronic physical pain in 2019, with seniors having much of the burden. Women, non-Hispanic white adults, and people with incomes well below the poverty line were...
Eliminating residents’ chronic pain not a realistic goal: Aim for quality of life, experts tell...
Jun 24, 2021
Even the best, multimodal treatment strategies may be only 30% effective, say the authors of a new review and pain management guide.
‘Pain champions’ in nursing homes spur better adoption of guidelines: study
Mar 30, 2021
Nursing home care providers were able to more smoothly adopt evidence-based pain management guidelines when they had the support of specially trained registered nurses, a study in Sweden has found.
PT with ‘pain lessons’ helps older veterans improve their mobility
Mar 03, 2021
An evidence-based model of therapy increased participant engagement in their own care, resulting in better mobility, decreased pain and improved quality of life, the lead therapist said.
Phone therapy relieves seniors’ insomnia and pain, Kaiser study finds
Feb 25, 2021
At 12 months, fully 56% of participants who received phone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy were still in remission from insomnia, compared with 26% of the control group.