A major principle of CHANGE PAIN is to RESEARCH, PUBLISH and EDUCATE. Our publications, which can be mostly downloaded for free, fall into three general categories:

  • Consensus Papers: Recommendations by the CHANGE PAIN Advisory Panel on important pain related topics, such as improving today's practice in managing severe chronic pain
  • Research Articles: Communication of research findings such as the analysis of data from over 50,000 patients via the National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS)
  • Special Topics: Reviews on current topics of special interest within the field of pain management


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Meissner W, et al. Improving the management of post-operative acute pain: priorities for CHANGE CMRO; 31(11); 2015, 2131-2143 Download PDF
Kress HG, et al. A holistic approach to chronic pain management that involves all stakeholders: CHANGE is needed CMRO; 31(9); 2015, 1743-1754 Download PDF
Müller-Schwefe GHH, et al. Pain in the cancer patient: different pain characteristics CHANGE pharmacological treatment requirements CMRO; 30(9); 2014, 1895–1908 Download PDF
Kress HG, et al. Managing chronic pain in elderly patients requires a CHANGE of approach CMRO; 30(6); 2014, 1153–1164 Download PDF
Pergolizzi J, et al. The development of chronic pain: physiological CHANGE necessitates a multidiscipline approach to treatment CMRO; 29(9); 2013; 1127–1135 Download PDF
Pergolizzi J, et al. The chronic pain conundrum: should we CHANGE from relying on past history to assesing prognostic factors? CMRO; 28(2); 2012; 1-8 Download PDF
Varrassi G, et al. Proceedings of the CHANGE PAIN Expert Summit in Rome, June 2010 CMRO; 27(10); 2011; 2061-2085 Read the conference reports
Müller-Schwefe GHH, et al. Make a CHANGE: optimising communication and pain management decisions CMRO; 27(2); 2011; 481-488 Download PDF
Varrassi G et al. Curr Med Res Opinion Pharmacological treatment of chronic pain - the need for CHANGE CMRO; 26(5);2010; 1231-1245 Download PDF



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Mick G, et al. Is an easy and reliable diagnosis of localized neuropathic pain (LNP) possible in general practice? Development of a screening tool based on IASP criteria CMRO; 2014; 1-10 Download PDF
Pérez C, Margarit C, Serrano M Survey of European patients assessing their own noncancer chronic pain: results from Spain CMRO; 29(6); 2013; 643-651 Download PDF
Langley PC, Liedgens H Time since diagnosis, treatment pathways and current pain status: a retrospective assessment in a back pain population JME; 16(5); 2013, 701-709 Download PDF
Varrassi G,
Müller-Schwefe GHH
The international CHANGE PAIN physician survey: does specialism influence the perception of pain and its treatment? CMRO; 28(5); 2012; 823-831 Download PDF
Müller-Schwefe GHH, et al. European survey of chronic pain patients: results for Germany CMRO; 27(11); 2011; 1-8 Download PDF
Langley PC, Tornero Molina J, Margarit Ferri C, Pérez Hernández C, Tejedor Varillas A, Ruiz-Iban MA The association of pain with labor force participation, absenteeism, and presenteeism in Spain JME; 14(6); 2011, 835-845 Download PDF
Müller-Schwefe GHH, et al. Health care utilization of back pain patients - results of a claims data analysis JME; 14(6); 2011; 816-823 Download PDF
Langley PC, Pérez Hernández C, Margarit Ferri C, Ruiz Hidalgo D, Lubián López M Pain, health related quality of life and healthcare resource utilization in Spain JME; 14(5); 2011, 628-638 Download PDF
Langley PC, Ruiz-Iban MA, Tornero Molina J, De Andres J, González-Escalada Castellón JR The prevalence, correlates and treatment of pain in Spain JME; 14(3); 2011, 367-380 Download PDF
Langley PC The prevalence, correlates and treatment of pain in the European Union CMRO; 27(2); 2011; 463-480 Download PDF
Reid KJ, et al. Epidemiology of chronic non-cancer pain in Europe: narrative review of prevalence, pain treatments and pain impact CMRO; 27(2); 2011; 449-462 Download PDF
Langley PC, et al. The impact of pain on labor force participation, absenteeism and presenteeism in the European Union. Journal of Medical Economics;
13(4); 2010; 662-672
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Langley PC, et al. The societal impact of pain in the European Union: health-related quality of life and healthcare resource utilization. Journal of Medical Economics;
13(3); 2010; 571-581
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Author Title Reference  
Ahlbeck K Opioids: a two-faced Janus CMRO; 27(2); 2011; 439-448 Download PDF
Morlion B Pharmacotherapy of low back pain: targeting nociceptive and neuropathic pain components CMRO; 27(1); 2011, 11-33 Download PDF



Picture library


Free download of pictures: Illustrations on pain mechanism, clinical states, treatment modalities and more. For your presentation or lecture on pain.


Picture library



News & Reviews Journal

Latest insights in the field of pain management

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PAIN Compendium

The international textbook for healthcare professionals provides basics of pain management, treatment modalities, different clinical states and special cases.


Patient Atlas Pain


The Patient Atlas Pain is intended to support physicians in talking to patients suffering from pain by providing readily understandable descriptions and explanations.

Patient Atlas Pain


eCME Courses


CHANGE PAIN provides you with eCME courses – accredited by Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes (UEMS). 8 Modules, each accredited for 1 hour of participation.

 eCME Courses on the topic of pain