PT Inquest Episode 143: Early Intensive Pain Education To Reduce Chronic Back Pain

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Accurate education on pain has become a popular mantra in physical therapy practice, specifically around chronic pain. A common argument is to educate at risk patients early in the process to reduce the likelihood of their pain becoming chronic. But just how effective is this? Does it really make that much of a difference? Is it addressing the driving factors related to these subjects?

Effect of Intensive Patient Education vs Placebo Patient Education on Outcomes in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Traeger AC, Lee H, Hübscher M, Skinner IW, Moseley GL, Nicholas MK, Henschke N, Refshauge KM, Blyth FM, Main CJ, Hush JM, Lo S, McAuley JH.
JAMA Neurol. 2018 Nov 5. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.3376. [Epub ahead of print]

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“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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