n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Management of chronic pain in persons with neurological disability : main article

Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



The treatment of chronic pain in the disabled requires the utilisation of an interdisciplinary team approach, as the treatment is complex.

Chronic pain comprises nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain or a combination of the two.
Treatment regimens utilise a combination of physical therapies, psychotherapeutic modalities and pharmacotherapeutic interventions.
Complete resolution of pain is usually not possible - realistic goals must be set.
The pharmacological regimen should be individualised for each patient.
Combination therapy of one or more agents may result in a synergistic effect.

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