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Central Pain States: A Shift in Thinking About Chronic Pain 

Central Pain States: A Shift in Thinking About Chronic Pain
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Central Pain States: A Shift in Thinking About Chronic Pain
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Richard E. Harris

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10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0007
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date: 26 June 2019

This chapter advocates for an approach to pain management that acknowledges a patient’s account of pain, recognizes the cluster of symptoms and conditions that can accompany pain, and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach for diagnosis and treatment to have the best chance of yielding positive outcomes. It discusses different types of chronic pain, including widespread, non-site-specific pain.

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