Data from 2003-2005 from the National Health Interview Survey showed some impressive information about the prevalence or arthritis in the United States. Forty-six million American adults reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis, making arthritis one of the nation’s most common health problems. Not only is arthritis highly prevalent among U.S. adults, it is the leading cause of disability… Read more »
An interview with Neil Schechter, M.D. about the role clinical practice guidelines play in improving the management of chronic pain.
When treating chronic pain patients, clinicians might focus primarily on the biomedical dimensions of pain care and management. Living with a chronic condition requires patients to find a path to living as full a life as possible. For some patients, an improved quality of life is achieved through spiritual practice. Incorporating spiritual discussions into patient… Read more »
An interview with Michael Schatman, PhD, CPE about ethical considerations for pain management for primary care physicians.