CDC Injury Prevention Group--Special Emphasis Panel
CDC is looking for new panel members with expertise in prescription drug overdose. Nominations are due March 31, 2017. More information.Read More »
New PCORI Funding Announcement: Optimal Treatment Sequences for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain
The new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be releasing a new funding announcement titled, "Optimal Treatment Sequences for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain."Read More »
Fillable Form-Support For Increased Pain Research Funding
Advocate for more support and increased pain research funding at NIH by submitting this fillable form to the US Senate.Read More »
Enlisting the Brain in the Fight against Pain
Chronic pain is a major health problem, particularly among economically disadvantaged people. Preliminary results of a PCORI-funded project suggest that group sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy and education about pain can help disadvantaged people deal with chronic pain. If the methods prove effective, healthcare providers may be able to offer evidence-based pain-management approaches that don't require advanced technology.Read More »
Study Shows Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Chronic Neck Pain
Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled trial reported in The Journal of Pain.Read More »
Funding Announcement: PCORI--Clinical Strategies for Managing and Reducing Long-Term Opioid Use for Chronic Pain.
The two priority research questions of this funding announcement are:
- Among patients with chronic noncancer pain on moderate/high-dose long-term opioid therapy, what is the comparative effectiveness of strategies for reducing/eliminating opioid use while managing pain?
- Among patients with chronic noncancer pain on moderate/low-dose long-term opioid therapy, what are the comparative effectiveness and harms of strategies used to limit dose escalation?