“Pain Doesn’t Stay in a Lane” — The Many Factors That Contribute to Musculoskeletal Pain

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In this RELIEF podcast, Dr. Steven George explains the biopsychosocial model of pain, how psychological aspects of pain can be incorporated into the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, the importance of pain education and self-management, and much more. Image credit: lightwise/123RF Stock Photo.

Steven Z. George PT, PhD, FAPTA is the Laszlo Ormany Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University and leads the Musculoskeletal and Surgical Sciences therapeutic area in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. His research focuses on biopsychosocial models for the prevention and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders. His goals are to improve the ability to predict who will develop chronic pain and identify non-drug treatment options that limit the development of chronic pain.

Steven George

In this RELIEF podcast, Dr. George explains what the biopsychosocial model of pain is, how attention to the psychological aspects of pain can be factored into the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, the importance of pain education and patient self-management, and much more. Take a listen below. (The podcast is also available on Spotify here and Apple Podcasts here).

Stephani Sutherland, PhD, is a neuroscientist and freelance journalist in Southern California. Follow her on Twitter @SutherlandPhD