• Doctor Patient Communication

    Pain Assessment – What is your Profile?

    by  • 22 May 2014 • abdominal pain, aches and pains, Assessment, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain acceptance, chronic pain management, Communication, coping with chronic pain syndrome, dealing with pain, Doctor Patient Communication, living with pain, pain assessment, Pain News

    When you think about your own pain experience, you may first think about how much you hurt. But, the full pain experience is actually broader than “how much”. The Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT) […]

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    Top 10 Chronic Pain Management Posts of 2012

    by  • 19 December 2012 • back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain acceptance, chronic pain management, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, dealing with pain, depressed, Depression, Doctor Patient Communication, living with pain, managing pain, migraine headaches, Pain News, severe pain

    It is hard to believe that 2012 has nearly come to an end. I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. I thought this would be a good time to review my blog posts for 2012. Take …

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    Living with Pain: What Makes a Good Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist?

    by  • 28 November 2012 • alternative pain treatment, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain management, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Communication, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, dealing with pain, Doctor Patient Communication, living with pain, pain coping, Pain News, severe pain, treatment for chronic pain

    Coping with chronic pain can be very challenging. Many people with mild to severe pain have benefited from seeing a therapist. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective approach that can help you learn to better manage your pain and cope …

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    Living with Pain: Manage Your Fear

    by  • 26 April 2012 • anxiety, anxiety and pain, back hurts, back pain, chronic pain, Coping, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, dealing with pain, Doctor Patient Communication, Emotion, Fear, Featured, living with pain, Managing Your Thoughts, Pain News, relaxation techniques, severe pain

    Pain can be scary. If you have chronic pain, you may have become chronically fearful – afraid of loss of control, scared that simple movement may increase your pain, afraid that you may re-injure yourself merely by doing what you …

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    Living With Pain: Doctor-Patient Communication

    by  • 2 February 2012 • back pain, chronic pain, chronic pain management, Communication, coping with chronic pain syndrome, coping with pain, dealing with pain, Doctor Patient Communication, doctor-paitent relatinship, living with pain, Pain News, severe pain, talking to your doctor

    Recently, Dr. Ming Tai-Seale and her colleagues published a study in the European Journal of Pain about pain management for older adults in primary care. With the patients’ and doctors’ consent, the authors evaluated the content and time spent on …

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