My Personal Health Manager 

 

The Pain Module

 

Headache

Joint pain

Cancer related pain

 

The Pain Treatment Checklist

 

Addiction Behavior Checklist

 

Monitor My Treatment

 

Monitoring Pain and its Treatment  

 

Manage my Pain 

 

Resources

 

Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care: The Consortium Pain Task Force White Paper.

The Pain Task Force of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health

 

Mental Health Innovations Template—Pain VA

 

Chronic Pain: In Depth 

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

 

Review of Non-pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

 

 

Patient Information Guide on Long-term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

 

Local: Healthcare providers 

National: Healthcare providers 

Take Courage Coaching

Approach to Back Pain : Functional restoration uses exercise and psychological therapy to get patients over fear and back to normal life

 

Iodine 

 

Mindful Meditation and Pain 

 

 Digital Tech for Pain 

 

Nonpharmacologic Pain Management

 

Pain is a multidimensional problem ranging from discomfort to agony and affecting physical, emotional, and cognitive function as well as interpersonal relationships and social roles. In this section you will learn more about pain, its causes, evaluation and treatment: 

 

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management

 

Holistic approaches to chronic pain

 

Several non-pharmacologic options have been shown to be effective in managing a wide variety of pain.

 

Mind-Body Medicine

 

Exercise:

• moderate improvement in function and pain in patients with osteoarthritis

• should be delivered appropriately to reduce the risk of falls

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

• replace maladaptive coping strategies with positive coping strategies using patient education and behavioral and cognitive skills training

• moderate improvements in pain and function. 

 

Tai Chi:

• improves physical function and stiffness, while reducing pain, in patients with osteoarthritis10,11

 

Massage:

• reduces pain and improves functioning in patients with osteoarthritis12

 

Other options to consider:

 

 

Technology: 

Welcome to Calm

HEadspace: Meditation made simple

Side effects reported for these non-pharmacologic interventions are minimal. Participation should be based on patient factors and interest.

 

Content will be in various forms including articles, infographs, interviews, links to other websites, video and other media forms. 

Dr. Delia Chiaramonte presents “An Integrative Approach to Pain Management in EDS

Pain: Considering Complementary Approaches (eBook)

Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care. It is also a common reason why people turn to complementary health approaches. This 47-page eBook provides an overview of complementary health approaches for pain, including acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, spinal manipulation, yoga, and more. You’ll find summaries of what the science says about whether these approaches are useful and safe, as well as tips to help you be an informed consumer.