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Chronic pain management in spine disorders.

Authors
  • Covington, Edward
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurologic Clinics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2007
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
539–566
Identifiers
PMID: 17445743
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Chronic nonmalignant pain is less a symptom of a disease than a disease in itself. Accordingly, successful treatments rely less on identifying underlying pathology than on treating neural causes of pain amplification, psychologic causes of disability, and the sequelae of deconditioning and psychiatric illness. The outcome, when such treatment is provided, is remarkably favorable.

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