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Non-medical treatment in managing people with long-term pain

Kelly Wynne

in Long-term pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199214150
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199214150.003.0014
Non-medical treatment in managing people with long-term pain

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Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a common and benign problem, yet it can have an enormous effect on an individual’s quality of life and ability to work. One in five people in the UK receive incapacity benefits because of chronic musculoskeletal pain, representing a considerable economic burden to society. In this chapter, the role of non-medical approaches will be discussed in treating people with long-term pain. The emphasis on management is not only to relieve pain, but also to reduce disability.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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