Publications of Interest
The PMC offers a unique opportunity to fill important knowledge gaps regarding Nonpharmacological treatment approaches for pain. In this op/ed Dr. Christine Goertz argued that while we are waiting for these study results, we already know enough to change how we care for patients with low back pain.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Trials in Military and Veteran Healthcare Settings
PMC Coordinating Center extends its appreciation to the authors for the impactful research into the the effects of the COVID-19 on non-pharmacological pain management trials in military and veteran healthcare settings. Research done by Amanda Midboe, et al, informs multiple areas of implications.
Chronic pain and its companion crisis of opioid misuse have taken a terrible toll on Americans, but the impact has been even greater on U.S. service members and veterans, who often deal with the compounded factors of service-related injuries and traumatic stress. NCCIH Director Helene M. Langevin, MD, discusses the impact of the Pain Management Collaboratory.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Veterans With Comorbid Posttraumatic Headache and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
This manuscript described the primary outcomes from a CBT-based intervention designed to address headache attributable to mild TBI and comorbid PTSD in Veterans. We found that the CBT headache intervention produced headache outcomes that were superior to medical management in VA polytrauma and PTSD outcomes comparable to Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Confronting Racism in All Forms of Pain Research: A Shared Commitment for Engagement, Diversity, and Dissemination
The third paper in the three-part series on addressing racism in pain research, the authors advocate for a shared commitment toward an antiracism framework in pain research. They identify community partnerships, diversification of research environments, and changes to dissemination practices.
This second paper in a 3-part series on antiracism in pain research across the translational spectrum focuses on study design factors.