Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management by Dawn A. Marcus

By Dawn A. Marcus

Sufferers with power soreness current a special set of demanding situations to the first care clinician. In power discomfort: a major Care consultant to useful administration, moment variation, major ache expert sunrise A. Marcus, MD, back bargains functional, transparent, and succinct evidence-based ways to the analysis and therapy of the myriad painful stipulations clinicians see of their workplaces on a daily basis, resembling headache, again discomfort, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and stomach discomfort. Sections addressing soreness administration in young children, pregnant ladies, and seniors also are incorporated. This new version is designed to supply a practical method of assessing and treating the complicated concerns and features of persistent soreness sufferers. New chapters extend upon the evidence-based strategies and sensible place of work instruments formerly supplied, with the addition of latest chapters addressing danger administration; discomfort syndromes within the shoulder, higher extremity, and decrease extremity; and melanoma and end-of-life soreness. power soreness: a first-rate Care advisor to sensible administration, moment variation presents techniques and strategies which are designed to enhance the boldness with which the first care healthcare professional can strategy sufferers with complicated ache proceedings, decrease employees tension, and enhance sufferer luck.

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Patients screening positive for psychological distress or reporting symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental illness should receive a more detailed psychological assessment and may benefit from referral to a therapist or psychiatrist. Characterizing Goal Setting Prior to developing a treatment plan, patients should be asked to establish clear and specific treatment target goals. While pain reduction may be included as a target goal, it should not be the only or primary treatment target.

Therefore, malingerers try to avoid providing information, either during the history or examination, that could identify the false character of their complaints. They will avoid providing any historical information and insist the doctor rely on available medical records or that the doctor provide descriptions to which they can agree. Later, if a discrepancy is identified, they will rightly remind the doctor that they had not stated the falsehood – either the chart or doctor did. These patients will also insist that they cannot complete a pain questionnaire or a physical examination because their pain is intolerable.

According to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, which patients should be asked about experiencing pain: a. b. c. d. All patients with medical conditions that might result in pain Only patients spontaneously reporting pain or requesting pain relievers Only patients with a history of prescription drug abuse Only patients with a history of illicit drug abuse 5. Follow-up visit documentation should include information about: a. b. c. d. e. f. Pain reduction Functional improvement Psychological distress Treatment compliance Treatment adjustments All of the above 6.

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