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Chronic Pain Resources

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American Pain Society (2009). Guideline for the Use of Chronic Opioid Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain; Evidence Review.  Published as independent document by the The American Pain Society in Conjunction with The American Academy of Pain Medicine, and originally published in the Journal of Pain, 10(2):113-130.e22.

Chou, R., Atlas, S.., Stanos, S.P., & Rosenquist, R.W. (2009). Nonsurgical interventional therapies for low back pain: a review of the evidence for an American Pain Society clinical practice guideline. Spine, 34(10):1078-1093.

Dowell, D., Haegerich, T.M., & Chou, R. (2016). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Recommendations and Reports, V65, No1; CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain – United States, 2016. March 18, 2016. Also published in JAMA 315(15):1624-1645.

Grider, J., Manchikanti, L., Carayannopolous, A., Sharma, M.L., Balog, C.C., Harned, M.E., Grami, V., Justiz, R., Nouri, K., Hayek, S.M., Vallejo, R., & Christo, P.J. (2016).  Effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation in chronic spinal pain: a systematic review. Pain Physician, 19:E33-E54.

Kalso, E., Edwards, J.E., Moore, R.A., & McQuay, H.J. (2004). Opioids in chronic non-cancer pain: systemic review of efficacy and safety.  Pain, 112:372-380.

Martell, B.A., O’Connor, P.G., Kerns, R.D., Becker, W.C., Morales, K.H., Kosten, T.R., & Fiellin, D.A. (2007). Systematic review: opioid treatment for chronic back pain: prevalence, efficacy, and association with addition. Annals of Internal Medicine, 146(2):116-127.

McCracken L.M., Eccleston C., Bell L. (2005). Clinical assessment of behavioral coping responses: preliminary results from a brief inventory. European Journal of Pain, 9(1):69-78.

McCracken, L.M., Vowles, K.E., & Eccleston, C. (2004). Acceptance of chronic pain: component analysis and a revised assessment method. Pain, 107(1-2):159-166.

McCracken L.M., Vowles K.E., Gauntlett-Gilbert J. (2007). A prospective investigation of acceptance and control-oriented coping with chronic pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 30(4):339-349.

Mills, S.E., Nicolson, K.P., & Smith, B.H. (2019). Chronic Pain: A review of its epidemiology and associated factors in population-based studies. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 123(2): e273-e283.

Perl, Edward R. (2011). Pain Mechanisms: A Commentary on Concepts and Issues. Progress in Neurobiology, 94(1): 20-38.

National Institutes of Health (2014). The Role of Opioids in the Treatment of Chronic Pain. Executive summary final report published following Pathways to Prevention workshop, September 29-30, 2014.

Vowles K.E., & McCracken L.M. (2010). Comparing the role of psychological flexibility and traditional pain management coping strategies in chronic pain treatment outcomes. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48(2):141-146.