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Pain Management

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Pain affects thousands of service members and family members every day. The Military Health System is committed to providing safe and effective pain management options for all of our patients

 

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Sep 12, 2022

Pain Management Paradigm

Pain Management Paradigm

Everyone experiences pain at some point in their life. The MHS approach to treating pain is evolving to be safer, tailored, and more effective. Learn more about the new pain paradigm here: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/833933/pain-management-paradigm

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Sep 12, 2022

New DOD Pain Assessment Tool

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Clinicians used to ask patients what their pain was on a simple scale of one to ten. We now know that pain just isn’t that simple. Watch this video to learn why the Defense and Veteran’s Pain Rating Scale is a much-needed improvement (and how to use it to assess your own pain): https://www.dvidshub.net/video/856198/new-dod-pain-assessment-tool

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Sep 12, 2022

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Pain Essentials

Traditional approaches to pain care opted to simply medicate and satiate immediate needs. Now, the health care industry is committed to finding holistic and gradual methods to improve patients’ overall quality of life and restore a higher level of function. Watch this video to learn more: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/856199/essentials-quality-pain-care

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Sep 12, 2022

Understanding Pain

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“For someone experiencing chronic or acute pain the best thing to do, other than seek professional treatment, is to educate yourself on what’s happening inside your body and brain. Watch this video to learn the difference between chronic and acute pain, their possible causes, and how to find treatment. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/850903 ...

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Sep 9, 2022

Pain Management: Retrain Your Brain 1

Living with Pain Retrain the Brain

“While rest is an important component to recovering from injuries and reducing your pain, sometimes you can reduce sensitivity and prevent chronic pain through physical activity. Talk to your doctor for more personalized advice and start retraining your brain with these resources: www.tricare.mil/PainManagement #Painmanagement #PainParadigm”

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Sep 9, 2022

Pain Management - Paradigm

 Pain Management Paradigm

“When it comes to treating pain, we all wish for a fast fix. However, treating pain requires a holistic, gradual approach to restore patients to a higher level of function and return service members to full duty status. https://tricare.mil/HealthWellness/Featured-Health-Topic #Painmanagement #PainParadigm”

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Sep 9, 2022

Pain Management - Stepped Care Model

Pain Management, Stepped Care Model

“DOD and VA developed a Stepped Care Model of pain management that utilizes evidence-based treatments to manage pain and seeks to prevent acute pain from becoming chronic. Learn more here: www.tricare.mil/painmanagement #Painmanagement #PainParadigm”

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Sep 9, 2022

Pain Management: Opioid Safety 3

Pain Management Opioid  Safety

“Learn the names of common prescription opioids so you can stay vigilant about your pain management medications. These medications are highly addictive, so talk to your doctor about the risks of use early to minimize complications. https://www.tricare.mil/opioidsafety #Painmanagement #PainParadigm”

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Sep 9, 2022

Pain Management Opioid Safety 2

Pain Management Opioid Safety 3

“Common prescription opioids like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Morphine are highly addictive and can be extremely dangerous if misused. Pay attention to these signs of abuse and seek help immediately if they present themselves. Learn more about opioid safety here: https://www.tricare.mil/opioidsafety #Painmanagement #PainParadigm”

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Sep 9, 2022

Pain Management: Opioid Safety 4

Pain Management Opioid Misuse Prevention

“Opioids are serious medications. Ensure you’re prepared to use them safely before going home with a prescription. Check out these tips and click on the link below to find helpful resources and learn more: https://www.tricare.mil/opioidsafety #Painmanagement #PainParadigm”

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Sep 9, 2022

Pain Management: Opioid Safety 1

Pain Management Opioid Safety 2

“Opioids are a useful tool to manage extreme pain but can be extremely dangerous if misused. Talk to your doctor about how to SAFELY use opioids to temporarily manage pain and to develop a collaborative plan to taper you off opioids as soon as it is appropriate. You can learn more about MHS efforts to lower the risks of opioid misuse here: https:/ ...

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Sep 9, 2022

Pain Management: Acute vs. Chronic Pain

 Pain Management Acute vs Chronic

“Acute and chronic pain often require different treatments, so it’s important to understand their fundamental differences. Learn more about pain management here: www.tricare.mil/painmanagement #PainParadigm”

Last Updated: August 04, 2023
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