As studies in Pain Management Collaboratory research nonpharmacological alternatives to chronic pain, it is important to consider what one should do with unused prescription opioids in their possession. The proper way to dispose of opioids is often unclear, and often misconstrued by the headlines.
William Becker, MD, and Benjamin Oldfield, MD talk about their approach to non-opioid alternatives for effective pain management.
Will Becker, MD, and Ben Oldfield, MD, talk about the opportunities that the Pain Management Collaboratory brings to bettering approaches to pain management.
Bob Kerns, PhD, talks with the NIH Pain Consortium about the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory (PMC) and the unique opportunities presented by the Collaboratory’s 11 pragmatic clinical trials studying nonpharmacological approaches to chronic pain.
(Video) Steven George, PT, PhD, touches on study with the Pain Management Collaboratory and how he came to study pain management.
Discussing Whole Health Team vs. Primary Care Group Education to Promote Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Improve Pain, Functioning and Quality of Life in Veterans
Diana Burgess, PhD, talks about how she got involved in studying pain management and working with the Pain Management Collaboratory.
(Video) Robert Kerns, PhD, discusses alternative therapies for chronic pain management and the importance of research to develop guidelines for their use.
The experience of chronic pain is more than just the pain itself. Pain can affect how a participates in life, so an optimal pain management plan is multifaceted and tailored to the individual.
Bob Kerns, PhD, offers tips on how to prepare for conversation(s) about chronic pain and putting together a pain management plan.