About the Blog

The Institute for Chronic Pain is a public policy ‘think tank’ devoted to grounding chronic pain management on the principles of empirical-based healthcare. We maintain a health information website (www.instituteforchronicpain.org) specifically for chronic pain and its various treatments.   We bring together leading scholars and clinicians to provide academic-quality information that is approachable to patients, their families, and third-party payers. On the site, we have extensive information on numerous common chronic pain conditions and the relative effectiveness of their differing treatments. There are also pages devoted to explaining the nature of chronic pain, central sensitization, and common complications.

We also maintain this blog. Our goals with the blog are to provide important information on chronic pain and its management, build community among the stakeholders in the field of chronic pain management, and to provide a forum for discussing important issues related to making the management of chronic pain more effective.

Blog posts may be written by various members of the Institute for Chronic Pain or invited guests in coordination with the editor, Murray J. McAllister, PsyD. Dr. McAllister is a clinical health psychologist whose career has been focused on chronic pain management. Author’s names and date of last modification are noted at the end of each blog post.

About blog moderation:

Our blog is moderated as needed and posteriorly. Moderators are volunteers. Internet users who post comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.

Both content posted on this blog and comments should be designed and intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide and should not be used as health-related advice or recommendations. This education should be designed and intended to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing healthcare provider.

Requests for health-related advice, recommendations or referrals will not be published and will receive no response.

You must be 18 years or older to comment on this blog.

We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase or edit your own comments.

Internet users commenting on this blog must behave with respect and honesty at all times. Repetitively inappropriate comments will lead to the user being banned from this site. Any threatening comment will lead the user to be banned from this site.

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.

Internet users commenting on this blog must post information which is true and correct to their knowledge. We encourage you to provide resources (references, links, …) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.

If a commenter is a health care professional, he or she should make such fact known.

Moderators reserve the right to not publish comments that are inaccurate or inappropriate for any reason. Commenters will not receive notification in such cases. Moderators also reserve the right to delete, without notification, any comment they would judge inappropriate or for any other reason.

Should you like to contact the moderators, please do so using the contact form of our website. You can access this form here.

Date of publication: 2-3-2013

Date of last modification: 12-19-2015

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