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Access fact sheets on various topics of pain prevention, management, and treatment from IASP’s previous Global Year initiatives.

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Prevention of Pain in Vulnerable Populations

The prevention of pain in vulnerable populations should be viewed as a safeguarding issue.

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

Lower back pain is a global problem that requires innovative approaches to develop and implement preventative strategies in order to reduce disability and improve quality of life.

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Prevention of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain

Almost 40 million people undergo surgery each year. Among them, one patient out of 10 will develop chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP), and one patient out of 100 will suffer severe CPSP which will negatively affect his/her quality of life.

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Using Drugs for Pain Prevention: Primary Prevention Across Areas

Additional well-designed studies are necessary to determine the overall effectiveness, adverse effects as well as duration of treatment and optimal dosage of preventive drugs.

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Nutrition and Chronic Pain

Nutrition interventions have a significant effect on pain reduction.

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