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Chronic Pain
The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Family Medicine
Format: Book Chapter
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Source ID: shanti-sources-70446
Abstract: This appendix focuses on one of the most common scenarios in primary care—chronic non-cancer pain that does not have an easily identifiable physical source, and therefore is difficult to "fix" with simple interventions. Of course, as needed, arrange treatment for any clearly identifiable source that is not resolving with conservative measures. Examples of these include interventional treatments of severe persistent back pain due to verified disc herniation with clinically consistent exam findings, documented nerve impingements amenable to surgical release, or severe joint disease amenable to surgical repair or joint replacement.