Non Pharmacological Therapies Have Become A Vital Part Of Treating Cpp

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SECTION 2: NON-PHARMACOLOGIC APPROACHES TO CHRONIC PERSISTENT PAIN

Abstract: Non-pharmacological therapies have become a vital part of treating CPP. The combination of both non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies is termed multi modal. In general non-pharmacological measures are used to augment and complement pharmacological treatments. They can be classified as non-invasive or invasive methods. They include physical, cognitive, behavioral or complementary therapies. Clinicians should become familiar with several of these interventions, which will enable them to offer their patients flexibility in the pain management approach. Most treatment modalities are based largely on expert panel recommendation rather than data from randomized controlled trials.

Case 3. J.F. is an 80-year-old male, who has a history of ischemic heart disease, Parkinson, and CPP from spinal stenosis, and MFPS. He is on more than 5 medications and is interested in non-pharmacologic treatment for his pain.

Treatment aim for patients with CPP is to relieve pain as much as possible while keeping or increasing the patient’s function. It is important for clinicians and patients to discuss and establish realistic goals, including those related to function, activities, quality of life, and cost of care.1 Being completely pain free is most often impossible and not a realistic goal. Rather than curing the patients pain clinicians are helping their patients to learn how to “Live with the pain, but…

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