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Using Drugs for Pain Prevention: Primary Prevention Across Areas

Introduction Chronic pain may occur after surgery, trauma, cancer treatment or infection.  In the majority of patients enduring chronic pain, a neuropathic or nociplastic component is present which increases pain […]

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Nutrition and Chronic Pain

Globally, poor dietary intake is the leading cause of mortality and the top modifiable risk factor for morbidity [6]. Chronic pain is associated with elevated weight status, risk of multi-morbidity, […]

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Partnering with your Healthcare Professional to Prevent Pain: Information for Patients

Pain, a small word used by people around the world to describe a range of unpleasant feelings, affects all of us at some point in our lives. Pain is a […]

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Physical Activity for Pain Prevention

Pain, especially chronic pain, remains an important medical and socioeconomic problem affecting populations from childhood to the elderly and is responsible for a significant proportion of healthcare resource utilization worldwide […]

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Secondary and Tertiary Prevention of Chronic Pain

Introduction Prevention of pain and its chronic forms will reduce the burden of suffering for individuals and society, respectively. Secondary prevention aims to detect disease in the early stages and […]

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Primary Prevention of Chronic Pain

Introduction Primary prevention of pain is defined as preventing acute pain, secondary prevention addresses the transition from acute to chronic pain and tertiary prevention aims to reduce the impact of […]

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Preventing Pain: An Introduction

Pain is defined by IASP as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” Chronic pain is typically […]

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Chronic Pain as a Consequence of Torture: Assessment

Chronic pain, including neuropathic pain, has a high prevalence in torture survivors and a low rate of spontaneous resolution [9]. Prevalence is hard to establish, but estimates are around 80% […]

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Chronic Pain as a Consequence of Torture: Management

Torture is associated with a wide range of health-related consequences, among which persistent pain and pain-related disability are defining features [4,8,11]. When treating torture survivors, pain and its consequences need […]

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Pain in Cognitive Impairment, not Dementia-Related: Management

Individuals with intellectual disability often display pain in unusual ways. Subtle changes in behavior and appearance may be indicators of pain, as expressions of pain may be variable and idiosyncratic […]

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