Researchers at Johns Hopkins showed CBT for pain management with patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) significantly improved their symptoms. Patients in the study reported significantly lower levels of pain after CBT sessions. Additionally, patients with KOA in the study reported improved quality of sleep. The new double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial findings were published online January 26 in Arthritis and Rheumatology. Jennifer Garcia summarizes the results of the study in the February 25, 2015, edition of OrthoSpineNew.
Holly Scott of Uptown Dallas Counseling specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).