n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Management of chronic pain in persons with neurological disability : main article
|Article Title||Management of chronic pain in persons with neurological disability : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Feb 2008|
|Pages||66 - 68|
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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