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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

A physical therapist with 28 years of experience, Adriaan first became interested in chronic pain when he realized the models he was taught in school were ineffective. He has dedicated his career to changing the way pain is talked about and treated, in order to provide the best care for every patient. Current Roles: Vice-President...

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