The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain Effective, non-opioid treatment for chronic pain exists. Published earlier in a slightly different form in Psychology Today. In spite of yeoman efforts by the American Pain Society, the American Chronic Pain Association, the U.S. Pain Foundation, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and many others, there has been Read more about The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain[…]

Chronic Pain Is an Over-Determined Survival Response

Chronic Pain Is an Over-Determined Survival Response Understanding how pain is experienced can lead to better care. In a slightly different form, this post appeared recently in Psychology Today. In an earlier post, “Chronic Pain Is Not a Disease,” I disagreed with the Institute of Medicine’s idea that chronic pain is a disease. Here, I Read more about Chronic Pain Is an Over-Determined Survival Response[…]

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