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Pain Management

Pain cycle

02/11/2009

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati