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14 Articles in Volume 19, Issue #1
Analgesics of the Future: NKTR-181
Antidote to CDC Guideline; Plantar Fasciitis; Patient Input
Assessing and Treating Migraine in Women and Men
Demystifying Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
Editorial: Have We Gone Too Far? Can We Get Back?
How to Compel Patients to Complete Home Exercises
Inflammation Targeted Nanomedicine
Intravenous Stem Cell Administration for Ileitis
Invasive Surgery: Effective in Relieving Chronic Pain?
Pain Catastrophizing: What Practitioners Need to Know
Pain Therapy Options for the Home
Regenerative Medicine
The Future of Pain Management: An Experts' Roundtable
Whole Body Vibration: Potential Benefits in the Management of Pain and Physical Function

Pain Catastrophizing: What Practitioners Need to Know

Beth Darnall, PhD, on the need to address patterns of negative pain appraisal in patients.
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There is a range of non-medication therapies that may help patients acquire self-regulation skills and positive action plans for pain management. These include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for chronic pain (pain-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain (a variation of CBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction/meditation, biofeedback, and hypnosis.

“There are a lot of ways for people to cultivate skills to calm their nervous system. There’s no single right way to do it,” said Dr. Darnall. Often, patients will integrate different techniques and approaches into their self-care plans. “It’s inspiring to see people with challenging medical conditions report that they are living better with pain. It’s not uncommon to us to hear people say, ‘I still have chronic pain, but I now have my life back.’"

Last updated on: April 12, 2019
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