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Prevention of Pain in Vulnerable Populations

The prevention of pain is a global public health concern, and a priority [1] because of the sheer numbers affected. The major cause of pain in all populations is trauma […]

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Prevention of Low Back Pain: The Importance of Intervention from an Early Age

Introduction Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a global problem, impacting individuals and societies. The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to be as high as 84%, and […]

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Prevention of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain

Introduction Chronic pain occurring after a surgical procedure has received special attention since its first description by Macrae just more than 20 years ago [19]. Almost 40 million people undergo […]

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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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