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Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for the Management of Chronic Pain

Rheumatology Advisor reported on a study by Maggie Wimmer, coordinator of Programs and Outcomes, Public and Patient Education at HSS, who found that meditation was effective in alleviating chronic pain.

"Based on the success of the [Pain and Stress Management] program in the orthopedic clinic, we are expanding the program to patients of the [Hospital for Special Surgery] rheumatology clinic, who also rely on opioid use to cope with chronic pain, to help this population increase their knowledge and awareness of alternative approaches to manage their debilitating condition," said the authors in a release.

The findings were presented at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

Read the full article at rheumatologyadvisor.com.