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2021 Mar

Pain Physician



Patients with Chronic Pain Prefer Maintenance of Pain Treatment Despite COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions.


Kleinmann B, Abberger B, Kieselbach K, Wolter T
Pain Physician. 2021 Mar; 24(2):165-173.
PMID: 33740352.


Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on daily life. First studies describe a negative impact of pandemic stressors even on individuals without previous mental illnesses. The home lockdown and the shutdown of pain clinics make it difficult for all patients to get the healthcare they need.