Assessment and Treatment of Psychosocial Comorbidities in Patients With Neuropathic Pain
- Identifying and managing modifiable risk factors for chronic pain and disability. Sullivan, Michael; Rothfels, Peter // British Columbia Medical Journal;Apr2012, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p152
The article focuses on a plan by the Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia or WorkSafeBC to start screening injured workers if they have modifiable risk factors for chronic pain and disability. Mitigation strategies will be employed to help workers recover and return to work. It cites...
- Psychosocial perspectives in the treatment of pediatric chronic pain. // Pediatric Rheumatology;2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p15
The article discusses major psychosocial factors that affect pediatric pain and disability. It explores the chronic pain both in adolescents and children, which is linked with developmental experiences' major disruption crucial to quality of life, personal adjustment, and social and vocational...
- Caffeine May Both Worsen and Quell Pain. // Environmental Nutrition;Aug2000, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p7
Answers a question on whether there is a link between caffeine and chronic pain.
- Mental Disorders May Be Early Risk Factor for Chronic Pain in Adolescents. Hower, Casey // O&P Business News;Feb2016, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p30
The article discusses a study on the association of affective, anxiety or behavior disorders with the risk for chronic pain in teenagers.
- Prognostic value of age for chronic postoperative inguinal pain. Langeveld, H.; Klitsie, P.; Smedinga, H.; Eker, H.; Riet, M.; Weidema, W.; Vergouwe, Y.; Bonjer, H.; Jeekel, J.; Lange, J. // Hernia;Aug2015, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p549
Purpose: Chronic postoperative inguinal pain (CPIP) is considered the most common and serious long-term problem after inguinal hernia repair. Young age has been described as a risk factor for developing chronic pain after several surgical procedures. Our aim was to assess if age has prognostic...
- Insomnia and Pain Sensitivity. // IDEA Fitness Journal;Sep2015, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p77
The article discusses a study by researchers at Norwegian Institute of Public Health which determines the association between insomnia and chronic pain.
- Psychosocial Differences in High Risk Versus Low Risk Acute Low-Back Pain Patients. Pulliam, Carla B.; Gatchel, Robert J.; Gardea, Margaret A. // Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation;Mar2001, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p43
The current study built upon previous research that predicted with 90.7% accuracy which patients presenting with acute low-back pain go on to develop chronic disability problems. Fifty-seven patients were classified as high risk (HR) or low risk (LR) according to a predictive algorithm, and were...
- Central sensitization. // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Sep2015, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p4
The article discusses the central sensitization syndrome, the over sensitization of nerves and nerve connections in the spinal cord and brain. Topics covered include the discovery of the syndrome's connection with several forms of chronic pain such as migraines, fibromyalgia or irritable bowel...
- Chronic pain after surgery: pathophysiology, risk factors and prevention. Reddi, Danielle; Curran, Natasha // Postgraduate Medical Journal;Apr2014, Vol. 89 Issue 1062, p222
Interest in chronic pain after surgery has grown since the finding that more than a fifth of patients attending chronic pain clinics cite surgery as the cause for their chronic pain. The problem is not limited to major surgery; even common minor procedures such as hernia repair have a...