Revisiting the Provision of Pain Neuroscience Education: An Adjunct Intervention for Patients but a Primary Focus of Clinician Education.
The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy
SYNOPSIS: Society is mired in a serious health care crisis regarding pain and opioid abuse. Pain neuroscience education (PNE) has gained support in the last 20 years as an intervention to help people manage chronic pain. In this Viewpoint, we argue that exercise and movement must be the primary intervention for chronic pain conditions, and that PNE or other adjunctive therapies should only be used if they can foster increased exercise and movement participation. Pain education should be the primary focus of a chronic pain management strategy for students and clinicians. It would help to advance knowledge and skills, and ultimately enhance care and outcomes for patients with chronic pain.
Chronic Pain, Combined Modality Therapy, Curriculum, Exercise Therapy, Humans, Neurosciences, Pain Management, Physical Therapists
Physical Therapy | Physiotherapy
MeSH Headings (Medical Subject Headings)
Chronic Pain; Combined Modality Therapy; Curriculum; Exercise Therapy; Humans; Neurosciences; Pain Management; Physical Therapists
Louw, Adriaan; Sluka, Kathleen A; Nijs, Jo; Courtney, Carol A; and Zimney, Kory, "Revisiting the Provision of Pain Neuroscience Education: An Adjunct Intervention for Patients but a Primary Focus of Clinician Education." (2021). Faculty Publications. 27.