And how Explain Pain has harmed people living with chronic secondary pain. We’ve all heard about ‘pacing’ as a strategy to manage chronic pain. I have a problem with that idea, or at least part of it. Because, once again, pacing is a very different… Read More »Let’s talk about ‘Pacing’, ‘Explain Pain’ and Chronic Secondary Pain
New Study shows that Spinal Cord Stimulators do NOT Reduce Pain, or Improve Quality of Life or Function in Back Pain.
The data on spinal cord stimulators is in, and the news is NOT good. Recent research, done in Australia and led by Dr Adrian Traeger, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews found: “Data in this review do not support the use of spinal… Read More »New Study shows that Spinal Cord Stimulators do NOT Reduce Pain, or Improve Quality of Life or Function in Back Pain.
I’ve had a few issues with Australia’s Take Home Naloxone program, most specifically the way it has been marketed. The constant implication is that chronic pain patients on long term opioid therapy are in need of naloxone because they are overdosing left right and centre
This article was shared by Chronic Pain Australia, the consumer voice for Australian’s living with chronic pain, as part of National Pain Week. https://www.australianpharmacist.com.au/breaking-the-vicious-cycle-of-chronic-pain/ It quotes the President of Chronic Pain Australia, Nicolette Ellis, an advanced practice pharmacist, discussing the results of the National Pain… Read More »“Life is a misery” for chronic pain patients force tapered off opioids
People on long term opioid therapy are ‘irrational’ and unable to engage in shared decision making, according to Dr Mark Sullivan
In my many years working as a patient advocate, in the area of chronic pain, I have seen and heard a lot of…garbage. People talk a lot of garbage, and pain science seems to attract a lot of garbage science. And yes, garbage scientists. It… Read More »People on long term opioid therapy are ‘irrational’ and unable to engage in shared decision making, according to Dr Mark Sullivan
I have been working as a patient advocate in chronic pain for many years. As I have learned about chronic pain, the science, and the neuroscience of pain, I have realised that a huge part of the problem, and a reason for the untreated pain… Read More »Chronic Primary Pain vs Chronic Secondary Pain – what is the difference?
Opioid Reduction Strategy Backfires – reduced opioid use during surgery leads to increased opioid use and increased rates of chronic pain
In recent years, as part of the fear campaign against the use of opioids in pain management, there has been a push to use less, or even no, opioids for pain relief post- surgery. Non-opioid medications, such as paracetamol (Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are being… Read More »Opioid Reduction Strategy Backfires – reduced opioid use during surgery leads to increased opioid use and increased rates of chronic pain
Today in the media, I see a story on opioids and back and neck pain titled Opioids don’t help acute back and neck pain – and could be harmful, Australian research finds. Here’s the study summary the article refers to in the Lancetand I finally… Read More »Opioids and Back and Neck Pain: OPAL Study – Exposing Biased, Flawed Research and Misleading Claims
Chronic pain is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Chronic Pain is defined as pain that occurs every day (or most days) and persists for three months or longer. Some types of chronic pain have a structural cause, for example a disease… Read More »Chronic Pain Overview