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.
Agarwal, V.; Louw, A.; Puentedura, E.J. Physician-Delivered Pain Neuroscience Education for Opioid Tapering: A Case Report. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3324.