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Pain management 

Pain management
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Pain management
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199239641.003.0023
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date: 23 April 2021

Acute pain 470

Chronic pain after surgery 472

Non-pharmacological pain management 474

Role of the pain management service 476

Pain is a subjective experience and we are reliant upon patients to report their experience. There is no objective measure. Acute pain can be defined as pain that occurs as a result of an injury and lasts for <3 months. The pain is predominantly nociceptive and self-limiting....

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