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Case Report: Physician-Delivered Pain Neuroscience Education for Opioid Tapering

May 26, 2020 • Pain Science • Adriaan Louw

The EIM pain science team has published a case study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that contains two firsts:

  • Pain neuroscience education (PNE) delivered by a physician (internal medicine)
  • PNE delivery was tied to a reduction in opioid use

The team has tried various avenues for opioid-reduction studies, but it’s a complicated undertaking and numerous factors are involved. This case study is a step in the right direction.

You can read the full paper here, or access it online here.

 

Agarwal, V.; Louw, A.; Puentedura, E.J. Physician-Delivered Pain Neuroscience Education for Opioid Tapering: A Case Report. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 202017, 3324.

Adriaan Louw

Adriaan earned both an undergraduate as well as a master’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an adjunct faculty member at St. Ambrose University, South College and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, teaching pain science. Adriaan has taught throughout the US and internationally for 20...

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