More Information on Pain Management & Research

Additional Resources

PMC Coordinating Center has gathered together additional, reliable information on the subjects of chronic pain, pain management, pain management research, and best practices for pragmatic clinical trials.  See below for information on events and cyber seminars, journal publications and other links, news and more.

Cyberseminars & Other Events

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Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain

This 2020 review aims to help inform the selection of appropriate therapies by examining the long-term effectiveness of noninvasive, nonpharmacological approaches for managing chronic pain.

Journals and Other Publications

The IASP Revised Definition of Pain

Recently, a multidisciplinary group of leading experts in pain updated the definition of “pain” on behalf of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Particularly relevant is the acknowledgement that pain is a personal, subjective and multidimensional experience that can be shaped by a range of biological, psychological and social factors.

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Pain Management Collaboratory (PMC) Coronavirus Pandemic Measures

Objectively measuring psychosocial, functional, financial, and lifestyle factors and studying their relationship with outcomes is especially important in studies investigating health conditions, such as pain, that are known to be exacerbated by heightened periods of stress and anxiety – an emotion shared by many during this unprecedented time.

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