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Pain and its control 

Pain and its control
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Pain and its control
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Henry McQuay

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.0007
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date: 12 December 2019

The origin, transmission, and reception of chronic pain is not easy to understand

The perception of pain is altered by mood and itself alters mood. There is, therefore, a close link between chronic pain and depression

Although pain is subjective, pain scales and diaries can be used to provide reproducible measures of pain

The choice of method of pain control is not simply a ladder. New stronger agents need to be added in, not substituted for weaker ones

Neuropathic pain will require unconventional analgesics in combination.

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