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The proper way to dispose of opioids is often unclear, and often misconstrued by the headlines. William Becker, M.D. and Benjamin Oldfield, M.D., talk about disposing of prescriptions, the risks of keeping unused opioids at home, and other options for pain management.
(Video) Robert Kerns, PhD, discusses alternative therapies for chronic pain management and the importance of research to develop guidelines for their use.
A brief timeline of how pain has been understood and treated throughout documented human history.
Frequently asked questions about pain management and the Collaboratory.
As part of it’s Whole Health model, the VA has established the following six points for safe and effective pain care.
The Whole Health model recognizes the patient as a whole person, not just his diagnosis, illnesses, injuries or disabilities, and also examines the effects manifesting throughout the patient’s body, mind, spirit to enhance the person’s life and total well-being.
The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial, led by Erin Krebs, MD, MS, showed that opioids do not result in better pain-related function or reduced pain intensity when compared to non-opioids. (VA photo by April Eilers)
PodcastsScroll through more podcasts using arrows to the right. Reaching Veterans with Chronic Pain Voices of VA Research Podcast Series February 2018 Interview with Dr. Steve Martino and Dr. Marc Rosen Summary: In this episode of the Voices of VA Research Podcast Series, Erica Sprey of VA Research Communications speaks with Dr. Steve Martino and Dr. […]
Participants in the SOTA conference identified nine non-pharmacological therapies with sufficient evidence to be implemented across the VHA system as part of pain care.