This presentation will provide a rationale for the importance of multimodal and active pain care, review relatable and plain language approaches to education about a complex topic, and address ubiquitous pain myths, such as “I was sent to a psychologist because they think the pain is in my head” or “If I move and exercise, I’ll do more damage.” We will review various evidence-based, “active” treatments for chronic pain while describing barriers to active pain management strategies. An overview will be provided showing effective patient-centered approaches to pain education that foster patient engagement and participation.
Provide rationale for importance of engagement in nonpharmacological and ative pain management strategies for chronic pain
Review various evidence-based, “active” treatments for chronic pain
Describe barriers to participation in active pain management strategies
Provide an overview of effective patient-centered approaches to pain education that foster patient participation
Provide examples of ways to address “pain myths” that are barriers to engagement