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Chronic pain 

Chronic pain
Chapter:
Chronic pain
Source:
Rheumatology (Oxford Desk Reference)
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199229994.003.0017

Chronic pain 480

Fibromyalgia syndrome 484

Complex regional pain syndrome type I 488

Pain of more than 3 months is defined as chronic even though the features that characterize chronic pain can occur much more quickly. It is the commonest reason for a patient to seek consultation with a rheumatologist. Perhaps more than any other medical condition, it epitomizes the biopsychosocial model of healthcare....

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