Biopsychosocial Model of Pain

A Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Pain for Older Adults.

Miaskowski C, Blyth F, Nicosia F, Haan M, Keefe F, Smith A, Ritchie C. Pain Med. 2019 Dec 17. pii: pnz329. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz329.

A Brainstem-Spinal Circuit Controlling Nocifensive Behavior.

Barik A, Thompson JH, Seltzer M, Ghitani N, Chesler AT. Neuron. 2018 Nov 12. pii: S0896-6273(18)30945-0. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.10.037.

A Path Analysis of the Effects of Biopsychosocial Factors on the Onset of Nonspecific Low Back Pain in Office Workers

Prawit Janwantanakul, Rattaporn Sihawong, Ekalak Sitthipornvorakul, Arpalak Paksaichol. JMPT. July 11, 2018. DOI:

An enactive approach to pain: beyond the biopsychosocial model

Peter Stilwell, Katherine Harman. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 30 April 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11097-019-09624-7

Associations between Neuroticism and Depression in Relation to Catastrophizing and Pain-Related Anxiety in Chronic Pain Patients

Attachment, Symptom Severity, and Depression in Medically Unexplained Musculoskeletal Pain and Osteoarthritis: A Cross-Sectional Study

Attention demands of postural control in non-specific chronic low back pain subjects with low and high pain-related anxiety.

Shanbehzadeh S, Salavati M, Talebian S, Khademi-Kalantari K, Tavahomi M. Exp Brain Res. 2018 Jul;236(7):1927-1938. doi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5267-6.

Beyond negative pain-related psychological factors: Resilience is related to lower pain affect in healthy adults

Kasey S. Hemington, Joshua C. Cheng, Rachael L. Bosma, Anton Rogachov, Junseok A. Kim, Karen D. Davis Journal of Pain May 12, 2017 DOI:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.04.009

Biological stress systems, adverse life events and the onset of chronic multisite musculoskeletal pain: a 6-year cohort study.

Biopsychosocial Profiles and Functional Correlates in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Preliminary Study.

Weiner DK, Gentili A, Coffey-Vega K, Morone N, Rossi M, Perera S. Pain Med. 2018 Apr 16. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny065.

Brief screening questions for depression in chiropractic patients with low back pain: identification of potentially useful questions and test of their predictive capacity

Chronic low back pain and the risk of depression or anxiety symptoms: Insights from a longitudinal twin study.

Fernandez M, Colodro-Conde L, Hartvigsen J, Ferreira ML, Refshauge KM, Pinheiro MB, Ordoñana JR, Ferreira PH. Spine J. 2017 Mar 3. pii: S1529-9430(17)30076-1. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.02.009.

Chronic pain disrupts ability to work by interfering with social function: A cross-sectional study.

Hengstebeck E, Roskos S, Breejen K, Arnetz B, Arnetz J. Scand J Pain. 2017 Oct 26. pii: S1877-8860(17)30213-6. doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.09.021.

Comorbidity between pain and mental illness – Evidence of a bidirectional relationship.

Bondesson E, Larrosa Pardo F, Stigmar K, Ringqvist Å, Petersson IF, Jöud A, Schelin MEC. Eur J Pain. 2018 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1218.

Comparative Effectiveness of Conservative Interventions for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain: Physical, Behavioral/Psychologically Informed, or Combined? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

O’Keeffe M, Purtill H, Kennedy N, Conneely M, Hurley J, O’Sullivan P, Dankaerts W, O’Sullivan K. J Pain. 2016 Jul

Contextually Aided Recovery (CARe): a scientific theory for innate healing

Dave Newell, Lise R. Lothe and Timothy J. L. Raven Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 13 February 2017

Delivering an Optimised Behavioural Intervention (OBI) to people with low back pain with high psychological risk; results and lessons learnt from a feasibility randomised controlled trial of Contextual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT) vs. Physiotherapy

Development of pain in older adults: a latent class analysis of biopsychosocial risk factors.

O’Neill A, O’Sullivan K, O’Keeffe M, Hannigan A, Walsh C, Purtill H. Pain. 2018 Apr 23. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001251.

Do number of days with low back pain and patterns of episodes of pain have similar outcomes in a biopsychosocial prediction model?

Lemeunier N, Leboeuf-Yde C, Gagey O, Wedderkopp N, Kjaer P. Eur Spine J. 2016 Mar

Effect of Individually Tailored Biopsychosocial Workplace Interventions on Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and Stress Among Laboratory Technicians: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Effectiveness of Primary Care Interventions Using a Biopsychosocial Approach in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review.

van Erp RMA, Huijnen IPJ, Jakobs MLG, Kleijnen J, Smeets RJEM. Pain Pract. 2018 Oct 5. doi: 10.1111/papr.12735.

Effectiveness of primary care interventions using a biopsychosocial approach in chronic low back pain: A systematic review.

van Erp RMA, Huijnen IPJ, Jakobs MLG, Kleijnen J, Smeets RJEM. Pain Pract. 2018 Oct 5. doi: 10.1111/papr.12735.

Endogenous Pain Modulation Induced by Extrinsic and Intrinsic Psychological Threat in Healthy Individuals

William Gibson, Penny Moss, Tak Ho Cheng, Alexandre Garnier, Anthony Wright, Benedict M. Wand. Journal of Pain. November 27, 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.11.004

Evolution of mechanisms and behaviour important for pain.

Walters ET, Williams ACC. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2019 Nov 11;374(1785):20190275. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0275.

Exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A biopsychosocial approach.

Booth J, Moseley GL, Schiltenwolf M, Cashin A, Davies M, Hübscher M. Musculoskeletal Care. 2017 Mar 30. doi: 10.1002/msc.1191.

Expectation of recovery from low back pain: a longitudinal cohort study investigating patient characteristics related to expectations and the association between expectations and 3-month outcome.

Factors Associated with Suicidal Ideation in Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.

Racine M, Sánchez-Rodríguez E, Gálan S, Tomé-Pires C, Solé E, Jensen MP, Nielson WR, Miró J, Moulin DE, Choinière M. Pain Med. 2016 Jun

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Pain.

Helping Your Partner with Chronic Pain: The Importance of Helping Motivation, Received Social Support, and Its Timeliness.

Kindt S, Vansteenkiste M, Josephy H, Bernardes SF, Goubert L. Pain Med. 2018 Feb 2. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny006.

Hide your Pain: Social Threat Increases Pain Reports and Aggression, but Reduces Facial Pain Expression and Empathy.

Karos K, Meulders A, Goubert L, Vlaeyen JWS. J Pain. 2019 Jul 25. pii: S1526-5900(19)30771-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.06.014.

Identifying the pathways required for coping behaviours associated with sustained pain.

Huang T, Lin SH, Malewicz NM, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Goulding M, LaMotte RH, Ma Q. Nature. 2018 Dec 10. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0793-8.

Importance of psychological factors for the recovery from a first episode of acute non-specific neck pain – a longitudinal observational study.

Wirth B, Humphreys BK, Peterson C. Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Mar 16

Inability to perform because of pain/injury in elite adult Irish dance: A prospective investigation of contributing factors.

Is multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation effective on pain, disability, and work outcomes in adults with subacute low back pain? A Cochrane Review summary with commentary.

Oral A. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2019 Dec;44:102065. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.102065. Epub 2019 Sep 26.

Making strides toward achieving the Triple Aim in the treatment of chronic low back pain with a biopsychosocial guided approach.

Gliedt JA, Mardian AS. Musculoskeletal Care. 2019 Aug 16. doi: 10.1002/msc.1423.

Musculoskeletal pain as a predictor for depression in the general working population of Denmark

Harald Hannerz, Andreas Holtermann, Ida Elisabeth Huitfeldt Madsen. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 23 Jan 2020. DOI: 10.1177/1403494819875337

Nociceptive-Evoked Potentials Are Sensitive to Behaviorally Relevant Stimulus Displacements in Egocentric Coordinates

Moayedi M, Di Stefano G, Stubbs MT, Djeugam B, Liang M, Iannetti GD. eNeuro. 2016 Jul

Pain catastrophizing, neuroticism, fear of pain, and anxiety: Defining the genetic and environmental factors in a sample of female twins.

Burri A, Ogata S, Rice D, Williams F. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 22;13(3):e0194562. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194562.

Pain Unstuck: The Role of Action and Motivation.

Tabor A, Van Ryckeghem D, Hasenbring MI. Clin J Pain. 2019 Dec 10. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000786.

Psychosocial management of chronic pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: challenges and solutions.

Sharpe L. J Pain Res. 2016 Mar 14

Relationship between different measures of pain-related fear and physical capacity of the spine in patients with chronic low back pain

Resilience does matter: evidence from a 10-year cohort record linkage study

Resilience does matter: evidence from a 10-year cohort record linkage study

Reward and motivation in pain and pain relief

Risky monetary behavior in chronic back pain is associated with altered modular connectivity of the nucleus accumbens

Rumination induces a pattern of attention characterized by increased vigilance followed by avoidance of affective pain words.

Brookes ML, Sharpe L, Dear BF. Eur J Pain. 2017 Mar 8. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1020

Sensing the body in chronic pain: A review of psychophysical studies implicating altered body representation

Shifting beliefs across society would lay the foundation for truly biopsychosocial care.

Chalmers KJ, Madden VJ. J Physiother. 2019 Jun 13. pii: S1836-9553(19)30035-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2019.04.001.

Social hierarchy of pain and its connection to the memory of previously suffered pain

Biedma-Velázquez L, García-Rodríguez MI, Serrano-del-Rosal R. Journal of Pain Research, 11:2949-2959. 21 November 2018. DOI:10.2147/JPR.S168462

Stress related disorders and subsequent risk of life threatening infections: population based sibling controlled cohort study.

Song H, Fall K, Fang F, Erlendsdóttir H, Lu D, Mataix-Cols D, Fernández de la Cruz L, D’Onofrio BM, Lichtenstein P, Gottfreðsson M, Almqvist C, Valdimarsdóttir UA. BMJ. 2019 Oct 23;367:l5784. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l5784.

Stress-Induced Pain: A Target for the Development of Novel Therapeutics

Ten-year prevalence of mental disorders in patients presenting with chronic pain in secondary care: A register linkage cohort study.

Søndergård S, Vaegter HB, Erlangsen A, Stenager E. Eur J Pain. 2017 Oct 3. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1124.

The association of early life stressors with pain sensitivity and pain experience at 22 years

Waller, Robert; Smith, Anne Julia; O’Sullivan, Peter Bruce; More PAIN. September 21, 2019. DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001704

The dominance of chronic pain: a phenomenological study.

The Effect of Psychosocial Measures of Resilience and Self-Efficacy in Patients with Neck and Lower Back Pain

Shaan A. Ahmed, Govind Shantharam, Adam E.M. Eltorai, Davis A. Hartnett, Avi Goodman, Alan H. Daniels. The Spine Journal. June 12, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.06.007

The fear-avoidance model of chronic pain: assessing the role of neuroticism and negative affect in pain catastrophizing using structural equation modeling.

The impact of chronic low back pain is partly related to loss of social role: A qualitative study.

The Neuroscience of Pain: Biobehavioral, Developmental, and Psychosocial Mechanisms Relevant to Intervention Targets.

Atlas LY, alʼAbsi M. Psychosom Med. 2018 Nov/Dec;80(9):788-790. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000642.

The relation of social support and depression in patients with chronic low back pain.

McKillop AB, Carroll LJ, Jones CA, Battié MC. Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Jul

The Relationship Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Pain in People Seeking Treatment for Chronic Pain: The Mediating Role of Psychological Flexibility.

Åkerblom S, Perrin S, Rivano Fischer M, McCracken LM. Clin J Pain. 2017 Oct 9. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000561.

The role of depression and catastrophizing in musculoskeletal pain.

The role of emotion regulation in chronic pain: A systematic literature review.

Koechlin H, Coakley R, Schechter N, Werner C, Kossowsky J. J Psychosom Res. 2018 Apr;107:38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.02.002.

The Role of Trait Mindfulness in the Pain Experience of Adolescents

The Sano study: justification and detailed description of a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation programme in patients with chronic low back pain.

Schmidt AM, Terkildsen Maindal H, Laurberg TB, Schiøttz-Christensen B, Ibsen C, Bak Gulstad K, Maribo T. Clin Rehabil. 2018 Jun 1:269215518780953. doi: 10.1177/0269215518780953.

Towards an ecologically grounded functional practice in rehabilitation.

Vaz DV, Silva PL, Mancini MC, Carello C, Kinsella-Shaw J. Hum Mov Sci. 2017 Apr;52:117-132. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2017.01.010.

Unraveling the Effects of Plasticity and Pain on Personality

Where has the ‘bio’ in bio-psycho-social gone?

Schweinhardt P. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2019 Mar 18. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000420.

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