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A Multimodal Approach to Pain Management for Patients with Chronic Back Pain: Outcome Measures at 1 Year.

Eskander, Jonathan P; Beakley, Burton D; Zhang, Si; Paetzold, Jacquelyn; Sharma, Bharat; Kaye, Alan D; Sharma, Sanjay.
Curr Pain Headache Rep; 23(8): 54, 2019 Jul 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31286279
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a multimodal approach to treating chronic low back pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Chronic non-cancer-related back pain is often a frustrating and poorly managed problem for patients. It poses a significant public health issue worsened by the widespread use of narcotics. In 2016, the CDC released guidelines with noticeably more strict recommendations on prescription of narcotics for pain. Veterans at an interventional pain clinic presenting with chronic back pain refractory to medical and to surgical care were enrolled in an 8-week interdisciplinary pain management program. Pain scores were significantly reduced 1 year after completion of the program. Patients in this study benefitted from lower and sustained pain scores, a reduction in emergency room, and urgent care clinic visits, as well as generally high satisfaction with the interdisciplinary program.
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