Laughter is the best medicine: psychologically-informed management for neuropathic pain

Quizzical looks are a common feature of prospective patients attending Professor Michael Nicholas’ pain clinic. “They often get disconcerted hearing the laughter,” he explained. An informal collegiate atmosphere and sense of togetherness are part of the foundation of the Sydney-based interdisciplinary psychologically-informed pain-management program, and data presented at NeuPSIG 2019 suggests it is just as effective for patients with chronic neuropathic pain as for other chronic-pain patients.