Interventions in Chronic Pain Management. 1. Update on Important Definitions in Pain Management

Interventions in Chronic Pain Management. 1. Update on Important Definitions in Pain Management

Michele Y. Holding, Michael F. Saulino, E. Anthony Overton, Ira D. Kornbluth, Mitchell K. Freedman

Holding MY, Saulino MF, Overton EA, Kornbluth ID, Freedman MK. Interventions in chronic pain management. 1. Update on important definitions in pain management. This self-directed learning module highlights definitions used in pain management. It is part of the chapter on chronic pain management in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Terms that describe pain and narcotic use that are frequently used and misused are reviewed. Complex regional pain syndrome criteria are presented. Mechanisms, criteria, and potential problems for practitioners to become certified in various areas of pain management are discussed.

Overall Article Objective
To define common terminology used in pain management, complex regional pain syndrome, and the criteria for pain management certification.

Key Words: Analgesics, opioid, Complex regional pain syndromes, Pain, Rehabilitation

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