This paper explores a specific type of intervention for chronic pain, using group-based methods, in military populations.
Chronic pain is a frequent occurrence in military and Veteran populations. This study examined whether a group-based chronic pain treatment using the Unlearn Your Pain method was effective in reducing chronic pain in 21 military and Veteran participants. Participants completed measures of pain before and after engaging in the treatment, and results showed participants experienced large reductions in total pain and pain-related catastrophizing and moderate reductions in pain-related disability and pain-related fear of movement after completing the treatment. A smaller group of the participants completed the measures again eight weeks after completing treatment, and the size of their improvements was even greater. This study offers preliminary support for the Unlearn Your Pain method offered in a group format to military and Veteran populations. Further study is warranted.
A group-based chronic pain intervention using the Unlearn Your Pain method: A retrospective one-arm cohort study, 2021. Holens Pamela L., Rock Liana, Buhler Jeremiah, Southall Martine, Imbrogno Luigi, Desorcy-Nantel Catherine, and Romaniuk Alyssa. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health.