Pain reprocessing therapy for primary chronic back pain


  • Pain reprocessing therapy (PRT), a psychological treatment that aims to promote patients’ reconceptualization of primary nociplastic chronic pain as a false alarm, was effective in providing pain relief in patients with primary chronic back pain (CBP).

Why this matters

  • CBP is a common, disabling condition with limited effective therapeutic options.

  • Shifting patients’ beliefs about the causes and threat of pain may represent a promising treatment option for patients with primary CBP.