Long COVID – Understanding the Patient Journey and Optimizing Treatment of Pain
This presentation will look at the broad variety of pain syndromes experienced by patients after the virus has been cleared, both transient and persistent, and their assessment including self-diagnosis.
How many new chronic pain patients will there be? Some cohort studies have already been completed, and several large and long-term studies are in progress. Our knowledge of pain manifestations in post-COVID-19 patients, including patients with pre-existing chronic pain, is advancing rapidly.
What is known about the benefits and risks of existing pain management strategies for long COVID? What are the opportunities for new treatment development?
- Define the presence of Musculoskeletal Pain as Chronic post-COVID-19 Symptom
- Acknowledge that there exist de novo chronic pain after COVID-19 and that it is prevalent.
- Describe the pain syndromes seen after COVID-19 and differentiate them from preexisting pain aggravated after COVID-19