18 years) with chronic pain related to non-malignant conditions like low back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia. Since pharmacology for adolescents is similar to adult, management of chronic non-malignant pain in adolescents is included in this guideline. The critical outcomes that should be considered include: effectiveness and maintenance.
Feb 13, 2015 · Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions encountered by healthcare professionals, particularly among older (≥65 years) patients. 1 Pain is associated with substantial disability from reduced mobility, avoidance of activity, falls, depression and anxiety, sleep impairment, and isolation. 1 2 3 Its negative effects extend beyond the patient, to disrupt both family and social Cited by: 95.
Chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) is a major challenge for clinicians as well as for the patients who suffer from it. The complete elimination of pain is rarely obtainable for any substantial period. Therefore, patients and clinicians should discuss treatment goals that include reducing pain, maximizing function, and improving quality of life. The best outcomes can be achieved when chronic pain Bookshelf ID: NBK92054.
Everyone feels pain from time to time, but chronic pain is different. Find out what causes chronic pain and how it can affect your emotional health.