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Överskrift Primary care management of chronic musculoskeletal pain
Upplaga 21(8)
Sidor 72, 75, 79-82,
Överskrift Primary care management of chronic musculoskeletal pain
Beskrivning Chronic musculoskeletal pain, a common problem seen in the primary care setting, is often frustrating for both the patient and the clinician. Despite its prevalence, chronic pain is often poorly understood and inconsistently managed by health care providers. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain serves no biologic function and persists long after the tissue has healed from injury. Patients with chronic pain may become isolated from friends and family, lose their jobs, and develop depression. Nonpharmacologic techniques such as acupuncture, massage, and relaxation may be helpful to the patient with chronic pain. In addition to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, antidepressants and opioid analgesics are useful for treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. This article explains that pathophysiology of chronic pain, lists aspects of chronic pain that distinguish it from acute pain, and develops a general primary care plan for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Källa Nurse Pract
Publicerad 1996 Aug
Författare Davis AE


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