Introduction

Leveraging AI tools in pain medicine: Advancing pain management and treatment modalities

As pain medicine continues to evolve, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools has shown immense promise in transforming the way we understand, diagnose, manage, and treat pain. One such powerful AI language model is ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI. ChatGPT, powered by GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer-3), is an advanced large language model (LLM), equipped with remarkable capabilities in various language-related tasks, including text generation, language translation, question-answering, and natural language understanding.

Exploring the link between attachment styles and chronic pain: Insights and potential applications

Chronic pain is a subjective experience, with biological, psychological, and social aspects. The biological aspect of pain has always been the focus of pain research and for the last few decades, psychological factors have also been explored. However, the social aspects of pain, particularly of chronic pain, are less well-researched or understood. Socioeconomic status including education level and income have long been associated with development and experience of pain, but less is known about the influence of our interpersonal relationships.

Knee pain in the active adult – when is it a problem?

Knee pain is a common complaint particularly in today’s active populations. It is very likely that you will experience knee pain at some time or be asked about knee pain by one of your patients. Living an active lifestyle very often puts strain on the knee and surrounding structures. When we are chasing goals we often overload our knees. This short article will try to provide a safe approach to knee pain in the adult.

Poor Pain Management is a Human Rights Issue

Pain, suffering, torture, cruelty… these words are often considered synonyms. Throughout history, clinicians have spent much time focusing on disease management, that they have neglected the management of suffering itself. This analysis will consider how the poor management of people living with pain is a fundamental violation of basic human rights. It will explore current statistics in pain prevalence and the foundations towards a rights-based approach to ethical theory in pain management.

Accreditation

Health Professions Council of South Africa

MDB015/1389/10/2023

2 Clinical

Certification

Attempts allowed: 2

70% pass rate





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Nociceptive Views - Edition 16 - 2023