back pain

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This group "was established to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain." The website offers information on Clinical Trials, the NIH-wide Pain Interest Group Seminar Series, Pain Intensity Scales, an interactive textbook of pain and symptom research, and a feature to search the literature.
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NIH
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Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire
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Spine
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Clinical guidelines for treatment of low back pain "Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association." Published in 2012.
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Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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From Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series from SAMHSA, published in 2012. Title implies this is related to chronic opioid therapy for patients in recovery from substance use disorders, which it is, but it also is relevant to use of chronic opioid therapy for all patients and preventing substance use disorders.
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This booklet is for people who have back pain, as well as family members, friends, and others who want to find out more about it. The booklet describes causes, diagnosis, and treatments, and research efforts to learn more about back pain, many of which are supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and other components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health (NIH). If you have further questions after reading this booklet, you may wish to discuss them with your doctor.
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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This is a tool from http://www.opioidrisk.com. This Key Info guide discusses: support and opposition for chronic opioid therapy (COT), opioids for specific pain diagnoses, using opioid therapy in different patient populations, specific opioid medications, literature reviews on COT, and ongoing and future studies of COT.
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Clinical Tools, Inc.
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A look at the role of depression in patients concurrently experiencing chronic low back pain and how the two conditions interact during treatment. Authors: Middleton P, Pollard H
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Chiropractic & Osteopathy
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The abstract from an article discussing the increasing reliance on chronic opioid therapy (COT) for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. However, it advises against the use of COT when treating chronic daily headaches in most cases. There are also guidelines for the selection of patients and patient monitoring when COT is used as treatment. Authors: Saper JR, Lake AE 3rd
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Headache
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An article outlining many suggestions for the relief of back pain. A few of these options include applying heat to the area causing pain, exercising, restricting certain movements, as well as other lifestyle-related recommendations.
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The Arthritis Foundation
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An article discussing guidelines for the treatment of low-back pain created by the American Pain Society. The guideline consists of eight recommendations to best treat patients suffering from low-back pain.
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APS
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