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A patient-based outcome review of at-home pain management devices, including the Willow Curve, Quell, and VibraCool
A review of non-pharmacological self-management options for chronic pain patients to apply. Plus: a new self-management strategy for primary care providers.
Scientific evidence for this minimally invasive procedure’s effectiveness, along with patient selection and condition-specific success stories, are addressed.
OSKA PEMF Pain Relief Device: A Mini Review Trial
The next evolution of virtual reality may provide patients experiencing chronic pain with just enough distraction to feel like themselves again.
Integrative pain care provides patients with alternative treatment and pain management options, such as yoga, acupuncture, and stress reduction programs.
Learn how fascial needle manipulation (acupuncture) helped to relieve pain in a patient whose low back pain was unresponsive to medications.
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.
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