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Pain management – 2

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Managing chronic nonmalignant pain

DAVID A CHERRY

Treatment should be tailored to the type of chronic pain the patient is experiencing.

Cancer pain management

MELANIE R LOVELL, FRANCES M BOYLE

Cancer pain can be controlled in most patients, with improvements in quality of life.

The challenges of postoperative pain

GRACIELA LAZATIN TANJUATCO, STEPHAN A. SCHUG

Postoperative pain causes deleterious physiological and psychological effects that delay recovery and rehabilitation.

Management of migraine

CATHERINE D STARK, RICHARD J STARK

Modern treatments mean that most patients with migraine can be treated effectively.

The judicious use of opioids in managing chronic noncancer pain

MILTON L COHEN, ALEX D WODAK

Opioids have a place in the treatment of some patients.

The significance of chronic back pain

LES BARNSLEY

The significance of back pain lies in the possibility that it is indicative of a serious underlying disorder.

Fibromyalgia: mechanisms and management

GEOFFREY LITTLEJOHN, EMMA GUYMER

Better understanding of the mechanisms of fibromyalgia has led to more effective treatments.

Patient handout: Cancer pain management

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