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Mindfulness Meditation-Based Intervention is Feasible, Acceptable, and Safe for Chronic Low Back Pain Requiring Long-Term Daily Opioid Therapy

by jmiller on November 3, 2016

“Findings of this study indicate that the targeted mindful meditation-based intervention is feasible and safe in patients with opioid-treated chronic low back pain.  Mindful meditation-based interventions are particularly attractive for the treatment of chronic disabling conditions because they promote an acceptance-based, self-reflective process, which can encourage a patient-empowering and personalized approach addressing the whole patient.  This approach extends beyond the traditional, disease-focused treatment model of chronic pain and passive nature of pharmacotherapy, offering a valuable therapeutic option for those with refractory chronic low back pain requiring daily opioid therapy.”  (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, August)  Click here to read full-text.