oa South African Family Practice - Chronic pain management options in general practice : CPD article

Volume 54, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Chronic pain affects almost one in five patients, making it one of the most common conditions that any practitioner has to manage on a daily basis. Poorly managed chronic pain has a significant impact on work, social and psychological functioning. This guideline aims to review the most common medications and treatments available in general practice, and how to follow a safe, stepwise approach to managing chronic pain.

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