Non-pharmacological Skill-Based Invention as an Alternative to Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Pain

Opioids are often used to treat non-malignant pain. However, it has been suggested that opioids are not any more effective than non-opioid treatments and could potentially be harmful in the short- and long-term.


UTCSP Translational Seminar Series with Dr. Tasha Stanton

Dr. Tasha Stanton, Associate Professor in Clinical Pain Neuroscience, from University of South Australia, speaks on advances in exercise-based virtual and mediated reality for chronic pain. Part of our UTCSP Translational Seminar series.

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Brain-age gaps as a biomarker for pain treatment in certain pain conditions

Chronic pain can impact many different parts of the body, leading to serious structural and functional effects on the nervous system. Chronic pain and its burden on the brain becomes more prevalent in older adults. In addition, grey and white matter reorganization in the brain is thought to be accelerated in those with chronic pain.

Project ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship: minimizing distances and amplifying evidence-based care

The Project extension for community healthcare outcomes (Project ECHO) is a bidirectional teaching strategy that aims to disseminate knowledge and to increase the implementation of best practice in primary care in remote areas. Ontario has implemented the project since 2014 as the ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship.