The latest research shows that people with sleep-related chronic pain, which is a chronic condition in which the pain becomes chronic and disabling, may benefit from a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication to help them manage their pain and symptoms.
The study, published in the journal Pain, was led by Dr. Tessa Gomes, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and is the first to explore the efficacy of the cognitive behavioral treatment for chronic pain.
“It’s a very new treatment, but it’s very promising,” Gomes said in an interview.
Gomes, who is also a researcher in the University College London Department of Psychology, and her colleagues used a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to measure the impact of a combination cognitive behavioral approach and medication on chronic pain patients.
In the study, which involved more than 1,500 people with chronic pain who were randomly assigned to receive cognitive behavioral therapies, people who received cognitive behavioral treatments reported better quality of life, decreased pain levels and more positive moods than those who received no cognitive behavioral interventions.
Goms said the study shows that cognitive behavioral methods are effective at helping people with pain manage their chronic pain without having to resort to medication.
“They can be effective, but we don’t have the scientific evidence to show that they’re effective in people with acute pain,” she said.
“So it’s a combination, but I think we have to look at both of them.”
Gomes and her co-authors say the combination of the two treatments helps people who have chronic pain to manage their symptoms without resorting to medication and is likely to reduce side effects and improve the quality of their lives.
The authors did not analyze the effectiveness of the treatments individually, and instead looked at the impact on a patient’s quality of sleep, as well as on the number of days they were able to get to bed without any pain.
The researchers found that people who were given cognitive behavioral techniques had higher levels of sleep quality, better quality sleep and better sleep efficiency than people who didn’t receive cognitive techniques.
They also had better sleep duration than people with no medication, which may explain the difference in sleep quality.
The authors did find that the cognitive behaviors significantly improved people’s quality-of-life and quality of the day.
They found that participants who received the cognitive interventions had higher ratings of sleep and increased number of hours per night of sleep.
The most common symptoms of chronic pain in the U.S. include pain, swelling, tenderness and tenderness, and the symptoms that are associated with it are often more severe.
People who have pain are at higher risk of complications from the chronic condition, including cardiovascular problems, stroke and cancer.
There are currently no treatments for chronic painful pain that have been proven effective for the treatment of pain.
But Dr. David W. Kravetz, an assistant professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School and a former leader of the pain research team at the UMass Boston Pain Clinic, said that his team is now testing a new treatment that has been shown to be effective in treating chronic pain among adults.
“We’ve been using this treatment for the past three years.
I think there’s a real possibility that we could see it in the next few years, but at this point, I think it’s more likely that it’s the combination therapies,” he said.
Kravetz said he hopes that the combination treatment will be developed into a more comprehensive, more affordable and potentially effective treatment for people with persistent chronic pain and for patients who have difficulty sleeping, such as chronic pain sufferers, and who also have difficulty controlling their symptoms.
“There’s no doubt that the treatment will have an impact,” he added.
“It’s going to be very useful for a lot of people who are suffering from chronic pain.”
Kravets studies have been published in Pain, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Pain, Pain Medicine.