Wednesday, 22 January 2014

KEY POINTS: Chronic Pain Management

KEY POINTS: Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is best treated using multiple therapeutic modalities. These include physical therapy, psychologic support, pharmacologic management, and the rational use of more invasive procedures such as nerve blocks and implantable technologies.
Patients suffering from cancer pain often exhibit complex symptomatology that includes various forms of nociceptive and neuropathic pain.
In patients suffering from chronic pain, underlying psychologic/psychiatric conditions should be addressed if any meaningful recovery is to be achieved.
Neuropathic pain is usually less responsive to opioids than pain originating from nociceptors.

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