The number needed to treat (NNT) values of explaining pain to patients is about three. That means that it takes explaining pain to 3 patients before 1 will have a successful outcome (pain relief after 12 months).
To put this value in perspective, most pain medications have a NNT over 10. Taking aspirin in hopes of preventing a heart attack is 50. Knowledge is powerful stuff."
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Course Notes: Explain Pain
A Whirlwind I finally had the opportunity to meet my personal Jesus, David Butler, and learn the way that he explains the pain experience to patients. It was an interesting weekend to say the least…