Chronic pain management options in general practice

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 54, issue 2, 2012 , pages: 94–99
DOI: 10.1080/20786204.2012.10874185
Author(s): K Koch [AN0001]


Chronic pain affects almost one in five patients, making it one of the most common conditions that any practitioner has to manage on a daily basis. Poorly managed chronic pain has a significant impact on work, social and psychological functioning. This guideline aims to review the most common medications and treatments available in general practice, and how to follow a safe, stepwise approach to managing chronic pain.

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