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
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
Study: Reducing Opioid Use for Chronic Pain With a Group-Based Intervention. A Randomized Clinical Trial Ok, so here we go again. Another study, making headlines, where the researchers are making claims that their own study does NOT support. The study’s authors are misrepresenting their results,… Read More »People can taper off opioids without increasing pain. Except that’s a lie.
If you’re living with chronic pain, it’s very likely your GP will recommend you see a Pain Management Specialist to optimise your care. Many people are excited at the prospect of seeing a specialist doctor who can diagnose, treat and manage chronic pain, but the… Read More »How to Prepare for your first pain management specialist appointment