Rehabilitation Succeeds Where Technology and Pharmacology Failed: Effective Treatment of Persistent Pain across the Lifespan

From: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/8/12/2042

Chronic pain affects up to 30% of the adult population and 11% to 38% of the childhood and adolescent population. The area of rehabilitation research for patients having persistent pain is on the move with a substantial increase in the scientific understanding of persistent pain over the past decades. This rapid growth in pain science has inspired rehabilitation clinicians and researchers around the globe, leading to breakthrough research and the implementation of contemporary pain science in rehabilitation settings

For chronic low back pain the current, most up to date, research suggests treatment includes a combination of “pain science education, exercises, combined with manual therapy where needed”

For chronic neck pain, the latest research shows most benefit from strenghtening treatment of the neck and upper quadrant.

More information on the latest research of chronic pain can be found in this series


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