Cochrane Review Tackles Acute Postoperative Pain
This review begins a process of reevaluating the effect of pain medication. It appears they are currently working on a similar paper on chronic pain which should be very interesting. Even though PTs do not prescribe pain medications, it is important for us to understand the current thoughts on usage of medications. I will be watching for more on this.
National Coverage Analysis (NCA) Tracking Sheet for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Low Back Pain (CAG-00429N)
More review of the treatment of pain. Unfortunately this may result in loss of coverage for TENS units.
“CMS will review available evidence on the use of TENS for the treatment of chronic low back pain. We are particularly interested in receiving evidence speaking to the health outcomes attributable to the use of TENS in home settings.”
Would be good for PTs to post if you have some input / evidence.