A multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management
What has come out of the survey?
Wide variations currently exist in the management of chronic non-cancer pain worldwide and inadequate pain management is a significant problem. In a recent European survey, more than one third of patients claimed that their pain was poorly managed.
Patients with chronic non-cancer pain often require long-term care with frequent reassessment and adjustment of therapy.The biopsychological model of chronic pain recognizes the condition as a combination of physical disfunctions, beliefs and coping strategies, distress, illness behaviour and social interactions.
The multitude of factors that contribute to chronic pain often means that the condition fails to respond well to a single treatment approach. However, this is not necessary for all chronic pain patients and it is not always available.
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(Pergolizzi, J. et. all, “Towards a multidisciplinary team approach in chronic pain management”)
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