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