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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can occur with or without injury or noxious stimuli.
Learn more about how weight loss and good nutrition can combine to reduce pain and inflammation in patients with chronic pain.
Learn more about how adopting guided imagery, mindful meditation, and/or hypnosis can help reduce pain, anxiety, and depression among patients with acute and chronic pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine, especially acupuncture, is a popular form of therapy embraced by pain patients. Learn more about these alternative therapies.
The biopsychosocial-spiritual approach emphasizes the patient's responsibility for self-management. Learn how spirituality and Healing Touch can be incorporated in your pain management armamentarium.
What if prolotherapy and then platelet rich prolotherapy (PRP) were to fail? What is the next step, short of surgery (if surgery is even an option)? Since the early 1990s there has been an interest in “adult stem cells”—undifferentiated cells that can be isolated from many tissues in all stages of life.1
Prolotherapy has been a alternative pain treatment since ancient times. Learn more about the history of prolotherapy, as well as current applications.
When I first began work in the field of pain psychology, I wanted to be as helpful as I could be to my patients and to be seen as fully prepared and competent by my referral sources. However, as I began to read books and attend conferences “to get up to speed,” I was overwhelmed by the variety of services and offerings that experienced practitioners offered.
Low level laser therapy helps reduce postherpetic neuralgia pain (following shingles) and offers clinicians an effective adjunct to conventional therapies.
Parents of children with JIA often turn to complementary and alternative approaches to handle their child’s disease. Family values and resources play a critical role in determining which integrative therapies to recommend first. Therefore, forming a collaborative partnership with patients and their families is essential for avoiding “treatment fatigue” and improving overall success.
Harp music used as a form of therapy can reduce pain and anxiety, enhancing quality of life.
Ask the Expert: a pain management specialist answers a question about what to do with the patient who insists on only alternative treatments.
This article explores the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s efforts to provide evidence-based rationale for CAM therapies.
Exploring the use of quantum-based energy medicine modalities for the treatment of pain in clinical practice.