Current Rheumatology Reports

, 13:543 | Cite as

Web-Based Behavioral Interventions for the Management of Chronic Pain

  • David A. WilliamsEmail author


The Internet is rapidly becoming a part of the pain practitioner’s arsenal for bringing relief to patients. Along with the promise come a number of caveats for selecting the most appropriate technologies for a given practice. This article provides an overview of why the Internet holds potential for filling a gap in pain practice, reviews some of the fastest emerging uses of the Internet for pain, and identifies both merits and limitations the practitioner should consider when contemplating adopting an Internet technology for his or her practice.


Chronic pain Cognitive-behavioral therapy Behavioral therapy Internet Websites Management Behavioral inventions e-Health 



Dr. Williams has served as a consultant for Eli Lilly and Company.


Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research CenterUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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