Chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis almost forced Seamus Mullen out of the kitchen, until he decided to take control of his health with the thing he knew best -- food.
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Dr. Kevin Cuccaro, Pain Specialist & Consultant, defines pain and introduces three components of the pain triangle to encourage people to think about pain and pain treatment differently.
Program creator and facilitator, Lianne Dyche, provides an overview of AACT Beyond Pain. The program uses modern pain science and evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to guide students in an understanding of pain, and in developing tools with which to change their respective pain experiences.
AACT Beyond Pain Program participant, Angelic Brower, discusses the life-changing accident she experienced and how this program helped her get beyond the pain and get her life back.
AACT Beyond Pain Program participant, Karen Schultz, shares her personal story of a tragic, life-changing event and how the tools from this program helped her move beyond the pain and transform her life.
AACT Beyond Pain Program participant, Cindy Orr, shares her story of illness and how this program helped her train her mind to think differently and move through the pain.
Professor Lorimer Moseley, from the University of South Australia, explains chronic pain and how you can change how you think about pain.
In his TED Talk, Elliot Krane talks about the complexity of pain and why it makes sense to think about chronic pain as a disease.
Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) discuss the importance of medication assisted treatment in opioid use disorder (OUD) and the opioid epidemic. They also discuss the need for primary care providers to begin treating opioid use disorder patients.
As the damage of opioids becomes clear, doctors are increasingly looking for alternatives for managing pain. Biofeedback can reduce chronic pain, so can mindfulness training and yoga, Miles O'Brien reports.