The Utility of Multiple Psychosocial Treatmets in Pain Recovery.

Dr James Flowers | 05 Sep 2018
In this program, Dr. Flowers will highlight a suggested shift from epidemic opioid prescribing practices for patients with chronic pain, to a multidisciplinary pain recovery program model of treatment. Based on evidence summarized in multiple systematic reviews, it is now clear that opioid therapy is not indicated for the long-term treatment of most chronic pain disorders. At the same time, long-term opioid exposure substantially increases the risk for problematic opioid use, addiction, and overdose. Dr. Flowers will approach this from the perspective of a residential chronic pain rehabilitation and an outpatient pain recovery program perspective. Special attention will be paid to the psychosocial characteristics that contribute to different responses to pain, as well as the potential utility of multiple psychosocial treatments over the course of the pain recovery program model. Case studies will also be presented by Dr. Flowers.
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