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2022 Sep

Pain Physician



Cross-Sectional Study Evaluating Clinical & Psychological Impact of Limited Access to Healthcare in Chronic Pain Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Mithani M, Benhamroun-Zbili J, Bloomfield A, Sitapara K, Paul A, Nair S, Mohan S, Vydyanathan A, Zar S, Shaparin N
Pain Physician. 2022 Sep; 25(6):427-439.
PMID: 36122253.


COVID-19 quarantine measures have created new challenges in the delivery of medical care, especially in the realm of medical and interventional chronic pain management. This study evaluated the effect of COVID-19 social distancing and quarantine measures on symptoms of pain and anxiety, as well as substance abuse and health care engagement in patients with chronic pain and the role of the clinic's virtual assessment initiatives in managing these patients.