Improving musculoskeletal pain management through multimodal digital care

Pain is a complex condition. The risk of both acute and chronic pain is affected by many factors, including age, race, sex, income, education, urban/rural living, and other demographic factors. Even though chronic pain shares many attributes with other chronic conditions, it has some unique characteristics. One unique characteristic is that pain remains a subjective experience.…

How Maria tamed her chronic back pain?

“I couldn’t get up for 10 minutes,” Maria remembers. She was at the end of her 12-hour shift. May be muscle sprain, she first thought. Just 4 days later, this sprain had turned into debilitating back pain. Maria is a nurse working in a pediatric intensive care unit. It is true that nurses do some…

Breaking down barriers to MSK care for BIPOC workers

The world has disproportionally changed in the last 6 months. While the impact of Covid-19 has been felt everywhere in US, the fallout from the pandemic clearly shows that some segments of our society, in particular BIPOC communities have felt disproportionate share of the disruption—from mortality to unemployment.   BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, People…