Recent Highlights

Musculoskeletal Pain: It’s More Than What Happens in the Body
Researchers are increasingly recognizing the importance of multi-sensory integration, education and exercise for pain management.

“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.

Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions: What Do They Share in Common, and What Are the Risk Factors?
Researchers are seeking to understand why chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular disorder and others tend to occur together.

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.

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.