Reading relevant to Pain Medicine practice
This section includes articles of interest; some recent, some dating back some years but still very relevant to today’s practice and knowledge base. They are intended to be useful to read preparation for the exam, but also for continued professional development.
This list of recommended reading will be updated regularly by the Faculty. Previous recommended papers will be archived for future reference. For copyright reasons, only the reference and the link to the paper are listed.
Click the headers in each section below to show the relevant papers for this month.
Access to papers
The great majority of papers listed will be open access or available through NHS libraries. Some are publications from peer reviewed Journals, some are articles of interest from other sources. The papers listed intend to reflect the multidisciplinary ethos of Pain Medicine.
Complimenting this section is the Journal Club section where specific papers are listed with specific questions posed, aimed to generate interest and further reading.
Recommended Reading November 2022
Ammendolia C, Hofkirchner C, Plener J, et al.
Non-operative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication: an updated systematic review.
BMJ Open. 2022 Jan 19;12(1):e057724.
Prevalence of lumbar spinal stenosis in general and clinical populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Rikke Krüger Jensen, Tue Secher Jensen, Bart Koes & Jan Hartvigsen
European Spine Journal volume 29, pages2143–2163 (2020)
Non-Surgical Interventions for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Leading To Neurogenic Claudication: A Clinical Practice Guideline
André Bussières, Carolina Cancelliere, Carlo Ammendolia, et al.
The Journal of Pain
Volume 22, Issue 9, September 2021, Pages 1015-1039
Journal of Orthopaedic Science
Volume 25, Issue 5, September 2020, Pages 751-756
Preoperative psychological factors affecting surgical satisfaction of elderly patients with lumbar spinal stenosis
Tomoko Kitano ,Mamoru Kawakamia, Daisuke Fukui, et al.
Long-Term Outcomes of Epidurals with Lidocaine With or Without Steroids for Lumbar Disc
Herniation and Spinal Stenosis: A Meta-Analysis
Wenxing Zhao, Yong Wang, Jianping Wu, et al.
Pain Physician 2020; 23:365-374
Comparative Clinical Effectiveness of Nonsurgical Treatment Methods in Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis - A Randomized Clinical Trial
Michael J. Schneider, Carlo Ammendolia, Donald R. Murphy, et al.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation January 4, 2019, JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(1)
Effectiveness of Conservative Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Pain, Disability, Physical Capacity, and Physical Activity Behavior in Patients With Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Samantha Jacobi, Kina Amber Beynon, Stephan U., et al.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume 102, Issue 11, November 2021, Pages 2247-2260.e7
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Recommended Reading October 2022
Kazeminasab S, Nejadghaderi SA, Amiri P, et al.
Neck pain: global epidemiology, trends and risk factors.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Jan 3;23(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12891-021-04957-4.
Westgate CSJ, Israelsen IME, Jensen RH, Eftekhari S.
Understanding the link between obesity and headache- with focus on migraine and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
J Headache Pain. 2021 Oct 10;22(1):123. doi: 10.1186/s10194-021-01337-0.
Scheffler A, Schenk H, Wurthmann S, et al.
CGRP antibody therapy in patients with drug resistant migraine and chronic daily headache: a real-world experience.
J Headache Pain. 2021 Sep 20;22(1):111. doi: 10.1186/s10194-021-01323-6.
Knestrick KE, Gibler RC, Reidy BL, el al.
Psychological Interventions for Pediatric Headache Disorders: A 2021 Update on Research Progress and Needs.
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2022 Jan;26(1):85-91. doi: 10.1007/s11916-022-01007-z. Epub 2022 Feb 2.
Chang YJ, Hung KC, Chen IW, et al.
Efficacy of greater occipital nerve block for pain relief in patients with postdural puncture headache: A meta-analysis.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Dec 23;100(51):e28438. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000028438.
Ludvigsson ML, Peterson G, Peolsson A.
Neck-specific exercise for radiating pain and neurological deficits in chronic whiplash, a 1-year follow-up of a randomised clinical trial.
Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 21;10(1):6758. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62722-4.
Xie Y, Coombes BK, Thomas L, Johnston V.
Time Course and Risk Profile of Work-Related Neck Disability: A Longitudinal Latent Class Growth Analysis.
Phys Ther. 2022 Jun 3;102(6):pzac050. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzac050.
Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society (IHS) The International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition.
Recommended Reading September 2022
Davies A, Fox K, Galassi AR, Banai S, Ylä-Herttuala S, Lüscher TF. Management of refractory angina: an update. Eur Heart J. 2021 Jan 20;42(3):269-283.
Gallone G, Baldetti L, Tzanis G, Gramegna M, Latib A, Colombo A, Henry TD, Giannini F. Refractory Angina: From Pathophysiology to New Therapeutic Nonpharmacological Technologies. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Jan 13;13(1):1-19.
Shaker SR, Al-Amran F, Fatima G, Al-Aubaid H, Hadi NR. Trimetazidine Improves the Outcome of EECP Therapy in Patients with Refractory Angina Pectoris. Med Arch. 2020 Jun;74(3):199-204.
Richards SH, Anderson L, Jenkinson CE, Whalley B, Rees K, Davies P, Bennett P, Liu Z, West R, Thompson DR, Taylor RS. Psychological interventions for coronary heart disease: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2018 Feb;25(3):247-259.
Wang J, Wu XC, Zhang MM, Ren JH, Sun Y, Liu JZ, Wu XQ, He SY, Li YQ, Zhang JB. Spinal cord stimulation reduces cardiac pain through microglial deactivation in rats with chronic myocardial ischemia. Mol Med Rep. 2021 Dec;24(6):835.
de Assumpção CRA, do Prado DML, Jordão CP, Dourado LOC, Vieira MLC, Montenegro CGSP, Negrão CE, Gowdak LHW, De Matos LDNJ. Cardiopulmonary exercise test in patients with refractory angina: functional and ischemic evaluation. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2022 Feb 5;77:100003.
Cheng K, de Silva R. A multi-disciplinary care pathway improves symptoms, QoL and medication use in refractory angina. Br J Cardiol. 2020 May 20;27(2):12
Duarte RV, McNicol E, Colloca L, Taylor RS, North RB, Eldabe S. Randomized Placebo-/Sham-Controlled Trials of Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Systematic Review and Methodological Appraisal. Neuromodulation. 2020 Jan;23(1):10-18. doi: 10.1111/ner.13018. Epub 2019 Jul 15. PMID: 31305001; PMCID: PMC7004207.
Recommended Reading August 2022
Pain. 2019 May; 160(Suppl 1): S1–S10.
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): where are we now?
Lesley A Colvin
Inflammatory Mechanisms in the Pathophysiology of Diabetic Peripheral
Neuropathy (DN)—New Aspects by Petra Baum, Klaus V. Toyka, Matthias Blüher, Joanna Kosacka , Marcin Nowicki
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(19), 10835;
Pharmacological Management of Painful Peripheral Neuropathies: A Systematic Review
Andreas Liampas, Martina Rekatsina, Athina Vadalouca, Antonella Paladini, Giustino Varrassi & Panagiotis Zis
Pain and Therapy volume 10, pages 55–68 (2021)
Peoples’ experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: are pain management programmes appropriate?
Ben Davies, Fiona Cramp, Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert
British Journal of Pain, Volume: 15 issue: 4, page(s): 450-459
Article first published online: January 31, 2021; Issue published: November 1, 2021
Spinal Cord Stimulation and Treatment of Peripheral or Central Neuropathic Pain: Mechanisms and Clinical Application
Liting Sun , Changgeng Pengl Elbert Joosten, Chi Wai Cheung, et al.
Review Article – Neural Plasticity Volume 2021 |Article ID 5607898
Acupuncture Relieved Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Pilot Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial, by Chien-Chen Huang, Tsung-Jung Ho, Hsin-Yueh Ho, et al.
J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(16), 3694;
A systematic review of behavioural and exercise interventions for the prevention and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms
Mary Anne Lagmay Tanay, Jo Armes, Rona Moss-Morris, Anne Marie Rafferty & Glenn Robert
Journal of Cancer Survivorship (2021)
Oral and Topical Treatment of Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy: Practice Guideline Update Summary
Report of the AAN Guideline Subcommittee
Raymond Price, Don Smith, Gary Franklin, et al.
Neurology January 04, 2022; 98 (1) SPECIAL ARTICLE
Recommended Reading July 2022
Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Overview.
Radu A & Bungau SG.
Cells. 2021 Nov;10(11):2857.
Dietary Habits and Nutrition in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can Diet Influence Disease Development and Clinical Manifestations?
Gioia C, Lucchino B, Tarsitano MG, Iannuccelli C, Di Franco M.
Nutrients. 2020 May;12(5): 1456.
Advanced application of stimuli-responsive drug delivery system for inflammatory arthritis treatment.
Zhang M, Hu W, Cai C, Wu Y, Li J, Dong S.
Mater Today Bio. 2022 Feb 21;14:100223.
Depression and Subsequent Risk for Incident Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women.
Sparks JA, Malspeis S, Hahn J, Wang J, Roberts AL, Kubzansky LA, Costenbader KH.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Jan;73(1):78-89.
Effects of intra-articular pulsed radiofrequency current administration on a rabbit model of rheumatoid arthritis.
Cho HK, Park G, Sung WJ, Kawk SG, Jung WB.
Exp Ther Med. 2020 Nov;20(5):29.
Effectiveness of resistance exercises in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: A meta-analysis.
Wen Z, Chai Y.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Apr 2; 100(13): e25019.
Hand function and adaptive equipment use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Rodrigues M, Rodrigues J, Afonso C, et al.
Acta Reumatol Port. Oct-Dec 2019;44(4):273-280.
Influence of Ambient Air Pollution on Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Score Index.
Alsaber A, Pan J, Al-Herz A, Alkandary DS, Al-Hurban A, Setiya P.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jan; 17(2): 416.
Recommended Reading June 2022
Persistent Spinal Pain Syndrome: A Proposal for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome and ICD-11
Nick Christelis, MD et al
Pain Medicine, Volume 22, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages 807–818,
Published: 27 January 2021
A Novel Multi-Dimensional Clinical Response Index Dedicated to Improving Global Assessment of Pain in Patients with Persistent Spinal Pain Syndrome after Spinal Surgery, Based on a Real-Life Prospective Multicentric Study (PREDIBACK) and Machine Learning Techniques
Philippe Rigoard et al
J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(21), 4910; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10214910
Published: 24 October 2021
Pain management after laminectomy: a systematic review and procedure-specific post-operative pain management (prospect) recommendations
Laurens Peene et al, PROSPECT Working Group Collaborators & European Society of Regional Anaesthesia
European Spine Journal, volume 30, pages2925–2935 (2021)
Validity of a pre-surgical algorithm to predict pain, functional disability, and emotional functioning 1 year after spine surgery.
Marek Ryan et al
American Psychological Association, Psychological assessment
2021, Volume 33, No6 541 – 551
Pain. 2019 Jun; 160(6): 1410–1420.
Published online 2019 Feb 1
Multicolumn spinal cord stimulation for predominant back pain in failed back surgery syndrome patients: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
Philippe Rigoard et al
Single session compared with multiple sessions of education and exercise for older adults with spinal pain in an advanced practice physiotherapy model of care: protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Simon LaFrance et al
BMJ Open, Volume 11, Issue 9, August 2021
Professional Status of Persistent Spinal Pain Syndrome Patients after Spinal Surgery (PSPS-T2): What Really Matters? A Prospective Study Introducing the Concept of
“Adapted Professional Activity” Inferred from Clinical, Psychological and Social Influence
Nicolas Naiditch et al
J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(21), 5055
Recommended Reading May 2022 by Dr Kerry Bosworth
Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Review.
Katz JN, Arant KR, Loeser RF.
JAMA. 2021 Feb 9;325(6):568-578.
Effects of Interleukin-1β Inhibition on Incident Hip and Knee Replacement : Exploratory Analyses From a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Schieker M, Conaghan PG, Mindeholm L, et al.
Ann Intern Med. 2020 Oct 6;173(7):509-515.
An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Duloxetine for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
Chen B, Duan J, Wen S, Pang J, et al.
Clin J Pain. 2021 Nov 1;37(11):852-862.
Depression in patients with knee osteoarthritis: risk factors and associations with joint symptoms.
Zheng S, Tu L, Cicuttini F, et al.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 Jan 7;22(1):40
Procedural Treatments for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Review of Current Injectable Therapies.
Billesberger LM, Fisher KM, Qadri YJ, et al.
Pain Res Manag. 2020 Feb 18;2020:3873098.
Active video games for knee osteoarthritis improve mobility but not WOMAC score: A randomized controlled trial.
Yu-Ting Lin, Wen-Chung Lee, Ru-Lan Hsieh.
Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 63, Issue 6, 2020, Pages 458-465.
Effects of orthopedic insoles on patients with knee osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
Yu L, Wang Y, Yang J, et al.
J Rehabil Med. 2021 May 18;53(5):jrm00191.
2019 American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation Guideline for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hand, Hip, and Knee.
Kolasinski SL, Neogi T, Hochberg MC, et al.
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Feb;72(2):220-233.
Recommended Reading April 2022
A practical review of functional neurological disorder (FND) for the general physician
Karina Bennett, A Clare Diamond, B Ingrid Hoeritzauer, C Paula Gardiner, D Laura McWhirter, E Alan Carson, F and Jon Stone
Clin Med (Lond). 2021 Jan; 21(1): 28–36
Volume 22, 2019, 101798
Structural alterations in functional neurological disorder and related conditions: a software and hardware problem?
Indrit Bègue, Caitlin Adams, Jon Stone, David L. Perez
Clinical and Translational Science
Volume11, Issue 4 July 2018, Pages 352-364
Clinical and Functional Relevance of the Monocarboxylate Transporter Family in Disease Pathophysiology and Drug Therapy
Pascale Fisel, Elke Schaeffeler, Matthias Schwab
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2021; 92:36–44.
Review: Systematic review of psychotherapy for adults with functional neurological disorder
Myles Gutkin, Loyola McLean, Richard Brown, Richard A Kanaan
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, volume 93, Issue 3, 2021
Review: Neuromodulation for the treatment of functional neurological disorder and somatic symptom disorder: a systematic review
Chika Oriuwa, Adriano Mollica, Anthony Feinstein, Peter Giacobbe, Nir Lipsman, David L Perez, Matthew J Burke
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health Volume57, Issue1, January 2021, Pages 73-79
Psychologically informed physiotherapy as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for children and adolescents with functional neurological disorder: Physical and mental health outcomes
Kozlowska Kasia, Gray Nicola, Scher Stephen, Savage Blanche
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2020;91:1037–1045.
Occupational therapy consensus recommendations for functional neurological disorder
Clare Nicholson, Mark J Edwards, Alan J Carson, et al.
The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11: chronic primary pain
Nicholas Michael; Vlaeyen Johan W.S., Rief Winfried, et al
PAIN: January 2019 - Volume 160 - Issue 1 - p 28-37
Recommended Reading March 2022
Levy N, Mills P, Rockett M. Post-surgical pain management: time for a paradigm shift.
Br J Anaesth. 2019 Aug;123(2):e182-e186. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.05.031. Epub 2019 Jun 12. PMID: 31202562; PMCID: PMC6676157
Tchetina EV, Glemba KE, et al. Development of Postoperative Pain in Patients with End-Stage Knee Osteoarthritis Is Associated with Upregulation of Genes Related to Extracellular Matrix Degradation, Inflammation, and Apoptosis Measured in the Peripheral Blood before Knee Surgery. Life (Basel).
2020 Sep 30;10(10):224. doi: 10.3390/life10100224. PMID: 33007930; PMCID: PMC7600231.
Rienstra W, Blikman T, Dijkstra B, et al . Effect of preoperative duloxetine treatment on postoperative chronic residual pain after total hip or knee arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial.
BMJ Open. 2021 Nov 3;11(11):e052944. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052944. PMID: 34732491; PMCID: PMC8572398.
Vila MR, Todorovic MS, Tang C, et al. Cognitive flexibility and persistent post-surgical pain: the FLEXCAPP prospective observational study.
Br J Anaesth. 2020 May;124(5):614-622. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.02.002. Epub 2020 Mar 10. PMID: 32169255.
Güler T, Yurdakul FG, Önder ME, et al. Ultrasound-guided genicular nerve block versus physical therapy for chronic knee osteoarthritis: a prospective randomised study.
Rheumatol Int. 2022 Feb 14:1–10. doi: 10.1007/s00296-022-05101-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35165769; PMCID: PMC8852952.
Robinson A, McIntosh J, Peberdy H, et al. The effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions on pain and quality of life in adults with persistent post-surgical pain compared to usual care: A systematic review.
PLoS One. 2019 Dec 13;14(12):e0226227. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226227. PMID: 31834898; PMCID: PMC6910682.
Nielsen SS, Christensen JR, Søndergaard J, et al. Feasibility assessment of an occupational therapy lifestyle intervention added to multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment at a Danish pain centre: a qualitative evaluation from the perspectives of patients and clinicians. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being.
2021 Dec;16(1):1949900. doi: 10.1080/17482631.2021.1949900. PMID: 34252015; PMCID: PMC8276665.
Kamaci S, Ozdemir E, Utz C, Colosimo A. Mandatory Prescription Limits and Opioid Use After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Sep 14;9(9):23259671211027546. doi: 10.1177/23259671211027546. PMID: 34541012; PMCID: PMC8445535.
Recommended Reading February 2022
Vincent K, Evans E. An update on the management of chronic pelvic pain in women.
Anaesthesia. 2021 Apr;76 Suppl 4:96-107. doi: 10.1111/anae.15421. PMID: 33682093.
Guo R, Chen LH, Xing C, Liu T. Pain regulation by gut microbiota: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic potential.
Br J Anaesth. 2019 Nov;123(5):637-654. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.07.026. Epub 2019 Sep 21. PMID: 31551115.
Horne AW, Vincent K, Hewitt CA, Middleton LJ, Koscielniak M, Szubert W, Doust AM, Daniels JP; GaPP2 collaborative. Gabapentin for chronic pelvic pain in women (GaPP2): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet.
2020 Sep 26;396(10255):909-917. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31693-7. Erratum in: Lancet. 2020 Oct 24;396(10259):1334. PMID: 32979978; PMCID: PMC7527829.
Till SR, As-Sanie S, Schrepf A. Psychology of Chronic Pelvic Pain: Prevalence, Neurobiological Vulnerabilities, and Treatment.
Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Mar;62(1):22-36. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000412. PMID: 30383545; PMCID: PMC6340718.
Woodroffe RW, Pearson AC, Pearlman AM, Howard MA, Nauta HJW, Nagel SJ, Hori YS, Machado AG, Almeida Frizon L, Helland L, Holland MT, Gillies GT, Wilson S. Spinal Cord Stimulation for Visceral Pain: Present Approaches and Future Strategies.
Pain Med. 2020 Oct 1;21(10):2298-2309. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa108. PMID: 32719876.
Nygaard AS, Rydningen MB, Stedenfeldt M, Wojniusz S, Larsen M, Lindsetmo RO, Haugstad GK, Øian P. Group-based multimodal physical therapy in women with chronic pelvic pain: A randomized controlled trial.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2020 Oct;99(10):1320-1329. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13896. Epub 2020 Jun 1. PMID: 32386466.
Kim BJ, Cho IS, Cho KI. Impact of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy on Myocardial Function and Endothelial Dysfunction in Female Patients with Microvascular Angina.
J Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2017 Dec;25(4):118-123. doi: 10.4250/jcu.2017.25.4.118. Epub 2017 Dec 29. PMID: 29333218; PMCID: PMC5762694.
Robinson SC. No exchange, same pain, no gain: Risk-reward of wearable healthcare disclosure of health personally identifiable information for enhanced pain treatment.
Health Informatics J. 2019 Dec;25(4):1675-1691. doi: 10.1177/1460458218796634. Epub 2018 Sep 11. PMID: 30204037.
Recommended Reading January 2022
Prevalence and Management Challenges in Central Post-Stroke Neuropathic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Andreas Liampas . Nikolaos Velidakis . Tiffany Georgiou et al
Adv Ther (2020) 37:3278–3291
Mapping the network underpinnings of central poststroke pain and analgesic neuromodulation
Elias, Gavin J.B, De Vloo, et al.
PAIN: December 2020 - Volume 161 - Issue 12 - p 2805-2819
Neuropathic Pain: From mechanisms to treatment
Nanna Brix Finnerup, Rohini Kuner, Troels Staehelin Jensen
Physiological Reviews Review Article, 2021, Physiol Rev 101: 259–301
Lessons Learned and Future Actions: Implementing a Stroke Specific Self-Management Program Research Study
Kimberly Hreha, Mandi Sonnenfeld, Annalisa Na, Riqiea Kitchens, Timothy Reistetter
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume 102, Issue 10, October 2021, Pages e86-e87
Dorsal root ganglion stimulation for treatment of central poststroke pain in the lower extremity after medullary infarction
Kretzschmar, Michael, Reining, Marco
PAIN: November 2021 - Volume 162 - Issue 11 - p 2682-2685
Effect of electroacupuncture on relieving central post-stroke pain by inhibiting autophagy in the hippocampus
Ling Zheng, Xin-Yi Lib, Feng-Zhen Huang Xi et al.
Brain Research, Volume 1733, 15 April 2020, 146680
The Experience of Post-Stroke Pain and The Impact on Quality of Life: An Integrative Review
Hannah Payton and Andrew Soundy
Behavioural. Science. 2020, 10, 128
Recommended Reading December 2021
Erlenwein J, Diers M, Ernst J, Schulz F, Petzke F. Clinical updates on phantom limb pain. Pain Rep. 2021 Jan 15;6(1):e888.
Makin TR, Flor H. Brain (re)organisation following amputation: Implications for phantom limb pain. Neuroimage. 2020 Sep;218:116943.
Hall N, Eldabe S. Phantom limb pain: a review of pharmacological management. Br J Pain. 2018 Nov;12(4):202-207.
Fuchs X, Flor H, Bekrater-Bodmann R. Psychological Factors Associated with Phantom Limb Pain: A Review of Recent Findings. Pain Res Manag. 2018 Jun 21;2018:5080123.
McCulloch Gallagher R, Sandbrink F. The Socioeconomic Burden of Pain From War. Am J Public Health. 2019 Jan;109(1):41-45.
Limakatso K, Madden VJ, Manie S, Parker R. The effectiveness of graded motor imagery for reducing phantom limb pain in amputees: a randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy. 2020 Dec;109:65-74.
Hoffman HG, Boe DA, Rombokas E, Khadra C, LeMay S, Meyer WJ, Patterson S, Ballesteros A, Pitt SW. Virtual reality hand therapy: A new tool for nonopioid analgesia for acute procedural pain, hand rehabilitation, and VR embodiment therapy for phantom limb pain. J Hand Ther. 2020 Apr-Jun;33(2):254-262.
Ilfeld BM, Khatibi B, Maheshwari K, Madison SJ, Esa WAS, Mariano ER, Kent ML, Hanling S, Sessler DI, Eisenach JC, Cohen SP, Mascha EJ, Ma C, Padwal JA, Turan A; PAINfRE Investigators. Ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks to treat postamputation phantom limb pain: a multicenter, randomized, quadruple-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Pain. 2021 Mar 1;162(3):938-955.
Recommended Reading November 2021
Pain. 2021 Sep; 162(9): 2346–2348.
Published online 2021 Mar 15.
The Valencia consensus-based adaptation of the IASP complex regional pain syndrome diagnostic criteria
Andreas Goebel, Frank Birklein, Florian Brunner et al
The Journal of Pain
Available online 20 October 2021
Substance P serum degradation in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – another piece of the puzzle?
Simone König, Christian Engl, Malte Bayer, et al.
Pain Research and Management
Volume 2020 |Article ID 8182569 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8182569
Prednisone for Acute Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Andrew Jamroz, Michael Berger, and Paul Winston
Current Psychology published on line February 2020
Psychological, social and biological correlates of body perception disturbance in complex regional pain syndrome
H. Schulte-Goecking, M. Azqueta-Gavaldon , C. Storz et al.
Journal of Translational Autoimmunity
Volume 4, 2021, 100080
Complex regional pain syndrome – Autoimmune or functional neurologic syndrome
Christopher Chang, Patrick McDonnell, M. Eric Gershwin
Innov Clin Neurosci. 2020 Apr 1; 17(4-6): 47–52.
Immersive Virtual Reality for Pain Relief in Upper Limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Pilot Study
Brian Chau, Ivan Phelan, , Phillip Ta et al.
Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology volume 6, pages 299–311 (2020)
The Role of Nonmedical Therapeutic Approaches in the Rehabilitation of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Charlotte Boichat, Alison Llewellyn, Sharon Grieve & Candida McCabe
Neuromodulation, Volume24, Issue4, June 2021, Pages 708-718
Cost-Effectiveness of Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation or Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Nagy Mekhail, Timothy R. Deer, Lawrence Poree et al.
Recommended Reading October 2021
Exploring the Role of Chronic Pain Clinics: Potential for Opioid Reduction
Amol Patwardhan, , Ryan Matika, , Janalee Gordon, , Brian Singer, , Michelle Salloum, , and Mohab Ibrahim,
Pain Physician 2018; 21:E 603-E610 • ISSN 2150-1149
Drug addiction: from bench to bedside
Julian Cheron & Alban de Kerchove d’Exaerde
Translational Psychiatry volume 11, Article number: 424 (2021)
The opioid crisis: Origins, trends, policies, and the roles of pharmacists
Marie A Chisholm-Burns, Christina A Spivey, Erin Sherwin, James Wheeler, Kenneth Hohmeier,
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Volume 76, Issue 7, 1 April 2019, Pages 424–435,
Mental health, pain, and risk of drug misuse: A nationwide cohort study
Dana A Glei, Maxine Weinstein
Volume 109, October 2020, 106467
European Journal of Pain, Volume25, Issue5, May 2021, Pages 949-968
European* clinical practice recommendations on opioids for chronic noncancer pain – Part 1: Role of opioids in the management of chronic noncancer pain
Winfried Häuser, Bart Morlion et al
An Innovative Physical Therapy Intervention for Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Reduction Among People Living with HIV
Sara D. Pullen, Carlos del Rio et al
BioResearch Open AccessVol. 9, No. 1
American Occupational Therapy Association
Recovery With Purpose: Occupational Therapy and Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Recommended Reading September 2021
A web-based, branching logic questionnaire for the automated classification of migraine
Eric A Kaiser, Aleksandra Igdalova, Geoffrey K Aguirre and Brett Cucchiara
Cephalalgia 2019, Vol. 39(10) 1257–1266
Current concept of the pathophysiology of migraine and new targets for its therapy
Tabeeva G.R. Katsapava Z
Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics 2020;12(4):143–152
The efficacy of botulinum toxin type-A for intractable chronic migraine patients with no pain-free time
Dominic Atraszkiewicz, Rieko Ito, Anish Bahra
The British Journal of Pain First Published May 24, 2021
Effectiveness of mindfulness by smartphone, for patients with chronic migraine and medication overuse during the Covid-19 emergency
Licia Grazzi, Paul Rizzoli & Frank Andrasik
Neurological Sciences volume 41, pages 461–462 (2020)
Peripheral nerve stimulation registry for intractable migraine headache (RELIEF): a real-life perspective on the utility of occipital nerve stimulation for chronic migraine
Keyoumars Ashkan, Giannis Sokratous, Hartmut Göbel, Vivek Mehta, Astrid Gendolla, Andrew Dowson, Theresa Wodehouse, Axel Heinze & Charly Gaul
Acta Neurochirurgica, volume 162, pages 3201–3211 (2020)
Neck pain associated with migraine does not necessarily reflect cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction
Zhiqi Liang, Lucy Thomas, Gwendolen Jull, Joanne Minto, Hossein Zareie, Julia Treleaven
Headache Volume61, Issue6, June 2021, Pages 882-894
United States Patients’ Perspective of Living with Migraine: Country-Specific Results From the Global “My Migraine Voice” Survey
Sarah N. Gibbs, Shweta Shah, Chinmay G. Deshpande, Mark E. Bensink, Michael S. Broder, Paula K. Dumas, Dawn C. Buse, Pamela Vo, Todd J. Schwedt
Headache, Volume 60, Issue7, July/August 2020 Pages 1351-1364
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L. Bendtsen, J. M. Zakrzewska, J. Abbott, M. Braschinsky, G. Di Stefano, A. Donnet, P. K. Eide, P. R. L. Leal, S. Maarbjerg, A. May, T. Nurmikko, M. Obermann, T. S. Jensen, G. Cruccu: European Academy of Neurology guideline on trigeminal neuralgia
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Eder Gambeta, Juliana G. Chichorro, Gerald W. Zamponi: Trigeminal neuralgia: An overview from pathophysiology to pharmacological treatments
Molecular Pain January 26, 2020 Vol 16 1-18
Satish V Khadilkar, Varsha A Patil: Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia
REVIEW ARTICLE Year : 2021 Volume : 69 Issue : 7 Page : 199-205
L. N. Melek, M. Devine, T. Renton: The psychosocial impact of orofacial pain in trigeminal neuralgia patients: a systematic review
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Zachary S. Mendelson, Jayant R. Velagala, Gurkirat Kohli, Gary M. Heir, Antonios Mammis James, K.Liu
: Pain-Free Outcomes and Durability of Surgical Intervention for Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Comparison of Gamma Knife and Microvascular Decompression
Volume 112, April 2018, Pages e732-e746
Zamani S, Okhovatian F: Physiotherapy management in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia – a case report
Journal of Physiotherapy Clinical Research 2018, 3(1), 42 -27
Carolina Venda Nova, Joanna M. Zakrzewska, Sarah R. Baker, Richeal NiRiordain: Treatment Outcomes in Trigeminal Neuralgia–A Systematic Review of Domains, Dimensions and Measures
World Neurosurgery: Volume 6, April 2020, 100070
Hughes J, de Gray L: Ethical challenges faced when there is a mismatch between guidelines, patient autonomy and clinical practice
British Journal of Hospital Medicine Vol. 82, No. 6 Editorial July 2021
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Anthony L. Komaroff and Lucinda Bateman: Will COVID-19 Lead to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Frontiers in Pain medicine, 18 January 2021
Jose G. Montoya, Tyson H. Holmes, Jill N. Anderson, Holden T. Maecker, Yael Rosenberg-Hasson, Ian J. Valencia, Lily Chu, Jarred W. Younger, Cristina M. Tato, and Mark M. Davis: Cytokine signature associated with disease severity in chronic fatigue syndrome patients
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L. D. Crosby, S. Kalanidhi, A. Bonilla, A. Subramanian, J. S. Ballon & H. Bonilla: Off label use of Aripiprazole shows promise as a treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): a retrospective study of 101 patients treated with a low dose of Aripiprazole
Journal of Translational Medicine volume 19, Article number: 50 (2021)
Carolyn E. Wilshire, Tom Kindlon, Robert Courtney, Alem Matthees, David Tuller, Keith Geraghty & Bruce Levin: Rethinking the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome—a reanalysis and evaluation of findings from a recent major trial of graded exercise and CBT
BMC Psychology volume 6, Article number: 6 (2018)
Do-Young Kim, Jin-Seok Lee, Samuel-Young Park, Soo-Jin Kim & Chang-Gue Son: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)
Journal of Translational Medicine volume 18, Article number: 7 (2020)
Lillebeth LarunKjetil G BrurbergJan Odgaard-Jensen Jonathan R Price: Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome
Cochrane database of systematic reviews: October 2019
Panagiotis V. Tsaklis: How would a post-virus chronic fatigue syndrome affect the performance of workers that fell ill from COVID-19?
IETI Transactions on Ergonomics and Safety 2020, Volume 4, Issue 1, 9-13
Amberly Brigden, Alison Shaw & Esther Crawley: “It’s a medical condition … you need to support as much as possible”: a qualitative analysis of teachers’ experiences of chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)
BMC Paediatrics volume 21, Article number: 6 (2021)
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Zoë Dworsky-Fried, Bradley J.Kerra, Anna M.W.Taylor: Microbes, microglia, and pain
Neurobiology of Pain, Volume 7, January–July 2020, 100045
Wainberg M, Jacobs, GR, di Forti M, Tripathy SJ: Cannabis, schizophrenia genetic risk, and psychotic experiences: a cross-sectional study of 109,308 participants from the UK Biobank
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Bertha K. Madras, Ph.D., and Hilary Connery, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry and the Opioid Overdose Crisis focus.psychiatryonline.org Focus Vol. 17, No. 2, Spring 2019
Martin John Wilby, Ashley Best, Eifiona Wood, Girvan Burnside, Emma Bedson, Hannah Short, Dianne Wheatley, Daniel Hill-McManus, Manohar Sharma, Simon Clark, Ganesan Baranidharan, Cathy Price, Richard Mannion, Peter J Hutchinson, Dyfrig A Hughes, Anthony Marson, Paula R Williamson: Surgical microdiscectomy versus transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with sciatica secondary to herniated lumbar disc (NERVES): a phase 3, multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation.
Lancet Rheumatology 2021 Published Online March 18, 2021
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Ani Nalbandian, Kartik Sehgal, Elaine Y. Wan: Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome. Nature Medicine (2021)
Beukenhorst, Anna L. Schultz, David M. McBeth, John. Sergeant, Jamie C. Dixon, William G: Are weather conditions associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain? Review of results and methodologies. PAIN: April 2020 - Volume 161 - Issue 4 - p 668-683
Giovanni E Ferreira, Andrew J McLachlan, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Joshua R Zadro, Christina Abdel-Shaheed, Mary O’Keefe, Chris G Maher: Efficacy and safety of antidepressants for the treatment of back pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2021 Jan; 372
Nina Bendelin, Pär Björkdahl , Mimmi Risell, Karin Zetterqvist Nelson, Björn Gerdle, Gerhard Andersson and Monica Buhrman: Patients’ experiences of internet-based Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain: a qualitative study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2020) 21:212
Simon Thomson Frank Huygen Simon Prangnell José De Andrés Ganesan Baranidharan Hayat Belaïd Neil Berry Bart Billet Jan Cooil Giuliano De Carolis Laura Demartini Sam Eldabe Kliment Gatzinsky Jan W. Kallewaard Kaare Meier Mery Paroli Angela Stark Matthias Winkelmüller Herman Stoevelaar: Appropriate referral and selection of patients with chronic pain for spinal cord stimulation: European consensus recommendations and e‐health tool.
European Journal of Pain: Volume24, Issue 6, July 2020, Pages 1169-1181
A. Leung-Wright: Physiotherapy for chronic pelvic pain: a review of the latest evidence. Journal of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy, Autumn 2020, 127, 26–38
Émilie Lagueux, Andréa Dépelteau and Julie Masse: Occupational Therapy’s Unique Contribution to Chronic Pain Management: A Scoping Review. Pain Research and Management Volume 2018 |Article ID 5378451 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5378451
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Friso de Vries, Mees Bruin, Daniel J Lobatto, Olaf M Dekkers, Jan W Schoones, Wouter R van Furth, Alberto M Pereira, Niki Karavitaki, Nienke R Biermasz, Amir H Zamanipoor Najafabadi: Opioids and Their Endocrine Effects: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
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Christopher Eccleston, Fiona M. Blyth, Blake F. Dear, Emma A. Fisher, Francis J. Keefe, Mary E. Lynch, Tonya M. Palermo, M. Carrington Reid, and Amanda C de C Williams: Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak: considerations for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management services. Pain. 2020 May; 161(5): 889–893.
Elbert A. Joostena and Glenn Frankena: Spinal cord stimulation in chronic neuropathic pain: mechanisms of action, new locations, new paradigms Pain. 2020 Sep; 161(1): S104–S113.
Anne Mette Schmidt, Trine Bay Laurberg, Line Thorndal Moll, Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Thomas Maribo: The effect of an integrated multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: Long-term follow up of a randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, October 2020
Jennifer Pearson, Katie Whale, Nicola E Walsh, Sandi Derham, Julie Russell, Fiona Cramp:
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Gary R: William D. Willis, Jr, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture: The evolutionary history of nerve growth factor and nociception. Published online 2020 Aug 19. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001889; Pain. 2020 Sep; 161(1): S36–S47.
Blanco FJ, Guermazi A, Miki K, Yamabe T, Viktrup L, Junor R, Carey W, Brown M, West C, Verburg KSubcutaneous tanezumab for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: efficacy and safety results from a 24-week randomised phase III study with a 24-week follow-up period. Ann Rheum Dis 2020;79:800–810. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-216296
Shapiro, F: The Role of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy in Medicine: Addressing the Psychological and Physical Symptoms Stemming from Adverse Life Experiences Perm J. 2014 Winter; 18(1): 71–77.
Manchikanti L, Kosanovic R, Vanaparthy R, Vangala B, Soin A, Sachdeva H, Shah S, Knezevic N, Hirsch J. Steroid Distancing in Interventional Pain Management During COVID-19 and Beyond: Safe, Effective and Practical Approach Pain Physician 2020; 23:S319-S350 • ISSN 2150-1149
Trujillo M, Alvarez A, Nguyen L, Petros J Embodiment in Virtual Reality for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Series J Pain Res. 2020; 13: 3131–3137. Published online 2020 Nov 25. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S275312
Nicholson C, Edwards M, Carson A, Gardiner P, Golder D, Hayword K, Humblestone S, Jinadu H, Lumsden C, MacLean J, Main L, Macgregor L, Nielsen G, Oakley L, Price J, Ranford J, Ranu J, Sum E, Stone J - Occupational therapy consensus recommendations for functional neurological disorder J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2020;91:1037–1045. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2019-322281
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