App-Based Multidisciplinary Back Pain Treatment Versus Combined Physiotherapy Plus Online Education: a Randomized Controlled Trial

Non-specific low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of global disability. Multidisciplinary pain treatment (MPT) programs comprising educational, physical, and psychological interventions have shown positive treatment effects on LBP. Nonetheless, such programs are costly and treatment opportunities are often limited to specialized medical centers. mHealth and other digital interventions may be a promising method to successfully support patient self-management in LBP. To address these issues, we investigated the clinical effects of a multidisciplinary mHealth back pain App (Kaia App) in a randomized controlled trial (registered at German Clinical Trials Register under DRKS00016329).

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To Treat Pain Syndrome, Children's Mercy Doctors Try To Change How 'Brain Interprets Signals'

Hospital program offers intensive physical and occupational therapy, relaxation techniques, stress-management training, and music and therapeutic art to help manage Amplified Pain Syndrome.

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Assessing Study Quality and Bias in Prognosis Research on Rehabilitation in Chronic Pain Using the QUIPS Tool

Researchers performed a systematic review to synthesize evidence on prognostic factors for physical functioning after multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and used a tool, QUIPS, which was developed specifically for evaluation of study quality of prognostic studies.

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New Chronic Pain Treatments Help the Whole Person

AAPM President Tim Lamer, MD contributed to this ‚ÄčHealthyWomen article about the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment, saying "It's more of a patient-centered, goal-oriented, holistic approach."

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2019 AAPM Meeting Highlights from Medscape

Read articles about the latest pain research present at AAPM35 in Denver, March 6-10, 2019.

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