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Development and testing of pain education programme for low back pain in Nepal: The PEN-LBP trial

Similar to developed countries, low back pain (LBP) is the biggest cause of disability in developing countries such as Nepal [1]. Surprisingly, most research on LBP in Nepal has focused […]

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Acute low back pain: Can screening predict recovery?

There is substantial variability in the clinical course of people presenting with acute low back pain (LBP) – pain that lasts for up to 3 months. The majority of patients […]

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Seeing your pain site – continued

Some time ago we reported here about the effect of visual induced analgesia on experimental pain in chronic back pain patients. In short to remind you: we used real-time video […]

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Who’s goal is it anyway?

Goal setting is well accepted amongst healthcare workers and is included in guidelines in the management of chronic low back pain (CLBP). Most self-management programs, aimed at motivating a person […]

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Pain neuroscience education: Effects on pain and disability in chronic low back pain

Pain neuroscience education (PNE) has changed our practice as clinicians, our knowledge and the way we interact with patients. But does it change short-term or long-term pain and disability in […]

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Embedding psychology into physiotherapy for low back pain – why is it so difficult to change our minds?

“The way I look back at physio now, was that it was just the hell I had to go through in order to eventually get to pain services”. Those were […]

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Do words matter when you’re a woman with pelvic pain talking to your clinician?

How do you describe a pain like dysmenorrhea, or painful sex, or vulval pain, or the pain of endometriosis, to someone who has never experienced these things, and possibly never […]

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Can we use mobile devices for left/right judgement tasks?

The left/right judgment task (LRJT)[1] is enjoying popularity in clinical practices to assess and manage people with persistent pain. The LRJT has compelling theoretical underpinnings that have been tested in […]

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What does high value care for musculoskeletal pain look like?

A middle aged patient with slow onset shoulder pain was concerned about the results of a left shoulder ultrasound that showed a partial tear in her rotator cuff. Since the […]

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Breaking it, Faking it and Making it to the World Championships

Dan Van Der Laan has been a trusted Ride Guide and supporter of Pain Revolution for the past two Rural Outreach Tours.  Here is his story: Ever since I was […]

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