From the APS Newsroom
Study Examines Pain Education in Physical Therapy Schools
February 26, 2015
Researchers from the University of Iowa and Marquette University developed a survey to determine the levels of pain education offered in current doctorate of physical therapy schools in the United States.
Study Shows Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Neck Pain
February 25, 2015
Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression.Patients with chronic neck pain frequently experience distress.Meditation has been increasingly used as a supportive treatment for individuals with chronic pain.
Several studies have shown that headaches are linked with emotional problems and occur twice as often in persons with depressive/anxiety disorders.
History of Substance Abuse Predicts Misuse of Therapeutic Opioids
February 23, 2015
Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic examined the incidence of therapeutic opioid abuse in a retrospective analysis of 199 patients treated for chronic non-cancer pain. The aim of the study was to examine the association of non-opioid substance abuse disorders, opioid dosage and therapeutic opioid abuse (TOA).