As an experienced osteopath in London, I treat patients every day who are in pain and whose lives are affected by pain and I take a keen interest in research, trials and developments on this topic.

This year the World Pain Conference was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Over 5,000 people attended the conference which included workshops and presentations.

At this year’s conference Dr Dawn Carnes, a Director of the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR), presented her work on the COPERs trial. The COPERS trail is a randomised controlled trial of a pain self-management course for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. The COPERS course is based on cognitive behavioural principles.

Osteopaths, along with other healthcare professionals, were trained to deliver the COPERS course. The trial concluded that patients who had undertaken the course were less depressed and more socially integrated, suggesting that COPERS could be a useful adjunct treatment in the management of people suffering with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Dr Carnes’ full report can be read at here.

If you are suffering pain and would like further information on how I may help you or to book an Osteopathy appointment at one of my osteopathy clinics in London please feel free to send me a message or call me on 020 8815 0979.

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