Recent Highlights

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

Definition of Pain Updated for the First Time Since 1979
After 40 years, a multinational, multidisciplinary IASP Task Force has developed a revised definition of pain, published July 16 in the journal PAIN, along with an associated commentary. A related infographic is available here.

How Well the Brain Dampens Pain Differs According to Age and Sex
A brain imaging study in healthy rats reveals differences in the strength of connections between different parts of the brain, in young versus old animals, and in males versus females.

Managing Chronic Pain during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Patient Perspective
In this RELIEF interview, Billie Jo Bogden discusses the challenges of dealing with chronic pain during the coronavirus crisis.

Switch to Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic Seen as “Silver Lining” of a Great “Natural Experiment”
Clinics move rapidly to virtual care.

Chronic Pain and the Immune System: A Podcast with Annemieke Kavelaars
In this exclusive RELIEF podcast, Annemieke Kavelaars, a professor and researcher at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, discusses the connection between chronic pain and the immune system.