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Thursday, December 12, 2013
I keep on hearing about the pain cycle and that I need to break the cycle. I live in severe cronic pain. Can you tell me what the pain cycle is?
This is a very broad question. Breaking the pain cycle encompasses a multidisciplinary approach including a pain psychologist, pharmacotherapy, physical therapy, and interventional pain management. All work together to break the pain cycle.
Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati