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2022 Dec

Pain Physician



Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Rate of Interventional Pain Management Therapies. Could the Application of Personal Protective Equipment Help?


Salem AE, Abdelal IF, Ayaad M, Khashaba MA, Ismail DM, Hamdy O, Ahmed E A, Abdel Rahman MH, Lotfy M, Shama AA
Pain Physician. 2022 Dec; 25(9):E1405-E1413.
PMID: 36608012.


Chronic pain symptoms are distressing conditions that necessitate regular visits to  pain therapists and may require interventions, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused patients and their therapists to limit both visits and interventions with the transition to telehealth, with little or no preparation or training. This has resulted in the extensive use of over-the counter analgesia and corticosteroids.