Pain Education

Pain neuroscience education for adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a mixed-methods systematic review and meta-analysis

James A Watson, Cormac G Ryan, Lesley Cooper, Dominic Ellington, Robbie Whittle, Michael Lavender, John Dixon, Greg Atkinson, Kay Cooper, Denis J Martin. The Journal of Pain. March 1, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.02.011 

Paediatric pain education for health care professionals

Hurley-Wallace, Anna; Wood, Chantal; Franck, Linda S.; More. PAIN Reports. November 27, 2018. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000701

Effect of Intensive Patient Education vs Placebo Patient Education on Outcomes in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Traeger AC, Lee H, Hübscher M, Skinner IW, Moseley GL, Nicholas MK, Henschke N, Refshauge KM, Blyth FM, Main CJ, Hush JM, Lo S, McAuley JH. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Nov 5. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.3376.

The effectiveness of training physical therapists in pain neuroscience education on patient reported outcomes for patients with chronic spinal pain: a study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial.

Lane E, Fritz JM, Greene T, Maddox D. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Oct 25;19(1):386. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2269-2.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of pain neuroscience education for chronic low back pain: short- and long-term outcomes of pain and disability.

Wood L, Hendrick P. Eur J Pain. 2018 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1314.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of pain neuroscience education for chronic low back pain: short- and long-term outcomes of pain and disability.

Wood L, Hendrick P. Eur J Pain. 2018 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1314.

25 years of pain education research – what have we learned? Findings from a comprehensive scoping review of research into pre-registration pain education for health professionals.

Kate T, Mark I J, James M, Michelle B. Pain. 2018 Jul 26. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001352.

Winning or not losing? The impact of non-pain goal focus on attentional bias to learned pain signals.

Schrooten MGS, Van Damme S, Crombez G, Kindermans H, Vlaeyen JWS. Scand J Pain. 2018 Aug 3. pii: /j/sjpain.ahead-of-print/sjpain-2018-0055/sjpain-2018-0055.xml. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2018-0055.

Effect of Pain Neuroscience Education Combined With Cognition-Targeted Motor Control Training on Chronic Spinal Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Malfliet A, Kregel J, Coppieters I, De Pauw R, Meeus M, Roussel N, Cagnie B, Danneels L, Nijs J. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Apr 16. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.0492.

Patients with chronic spinal pain benefit from pain neuroscience education regardless the self-reported signs of central sensitization: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled multicentre trial.

Malfliet A, Kregel J, Meeus M, Danneels L, Cagnie B, Roussel N, Nijs J. PM R. 2018 May 9. pii: S1934-1482(18)30231-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.04.010.

Differences in Swedish and Australian medical student attitudes and beliefs about chronic pain, its management, and the way it is taught

ankin, Linda / Stålnacke, Britt-Marie / Fowler, Christopher J. / Gallego, Gisselle. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 04/30/2018. DOI:10.1515/sjpain-2018-0039 

The importance and impact of patients’ health literacy on low back pain management: a systematic review of literature.

Edward J, Carreon LY, Williams MV, Glassman S, Li J. Spine J. 2017 Sep 19. pii: S1529-9430(17)30987-7. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.09.005.

Explicit education about exercise-induced hypoalgesia influences pain responses to acute exercise in healthy adults: A randomised controlled trial.

Jones MD, Valenzuela T, Booth J, Taylor JL, Barry BK. J Pain. 2017 Aug 1. pii: S1526-5900(17)30658-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.07.006. 

A clinical perspective on a pain neuroscience education approach to manual therapy.

Louw A, Nijs J, Puentedura EJ. J Man Manip Ther. 2017 Jul;25(3):160-168. doi: 10.1080/10669817.2017.1323699.

Embodied pain-negotiating the boundaries of possible action.

Tabor A, Keogh E, Eccleston C. Pain. 2017 Jun;158(6):1007-1011. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000875.

Towards a science and practice of resilience in the face of pain

Goubert and H. Trompetter. European Journal of Pain. 2 JUN 2017 DOI: 10.1002/ejp.1062

What is important in transdisciplinary pain neuroscience education? A qualitative study.

Wijma AJ, Speksnijder CM, Crom-Ottens AF, Knulst-Verlaan JMC, Keizer D, Nijs J, van Wilgen CP. Disabil Rehabil. 2017 May 19:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1327990. 

Effect of pain neurophysiology education on physiotherapy students’ understanding of chronic pain, clinical recommendations and attitudes towards people with chronic pain: a randomised controlled trial 

Collearya, K. O’Sullivan, D. Griffin, C.G. Ryan, D.J. Martin. Physiotherapy. March 22, 2017 DOI:10.1016/

Using social media to challenge unwarranted clinical variation in the treatment of chronic noncancer pain: the “Brainman” story 

White R, Hayes C, White S, Hodson FJ. Dove Press. Sept 2016. 

Enhanced Brain Responses to Pain-Related Words in Chronic Back Pain Patients and Their Modulation by Current Pain.

Ritter A, Franz M, Puta C, Dietrich C, Miltner WH, Weiss T. Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Aug 

Establishment of the Australasian Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration.

Tardif H, Arnold C, Hayes C, Eagar K. Pain Med. 2016 Aug

Back schools for the treatment of chronic low back pain: possibility of benefit but no convincing evidence after 47 years of research – systematic review and meta-analysis.

Straube S, Harden M, Schröder H, Arendacka B, Fan X, Moore RA, Friede T. Pain. 2016 Jun

A meta-analytic review of brief guided self-help education for chronic pain.

Liegl G, Boeckle M, Leitner A, Pieh C. Eur J Pain. 2016 May 10 

Effect of Primary Care-Based Education on Reassurance in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. 

Effects of education to facilitate knowledge about chronic pain for adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis 

Preoperative pain neuroscience education for lumbar radiculopathy: a multicenter randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up.  

Improving outcomes for chronic pain in primary care. 

Pain and its metaphors: a dialogical approach.  

The Effect of Neuroscience Education on Pain, Disability, Anxiety, and Stress in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain  

How important are back pain beliefs and expectations for satisfactory recovery from back pain?  

Pain biology education and exercise classes compared to pain biology education alone for individuals with chronic low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial.  

A randomized controlled trial of intensive neurophysiology education in chronic low back pain.  

Unraveling the barriers to reconceptualization of the problem in chronic pain: the actual and perceived ability of patients and health professionals to understand the neurophysiology. 


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