A 21-year-old member asked:
Why are so many chronic pain patients misdiagnosed or under treated?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Tough to treat pain: Chronic pain is difficult to treat because what works for one patient doesn't always work for another. Also, certain pain medications can result in dependence or tolerance and worsen symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no "cure" for chronic pain making it very difficult to treat. There may be other factors that contribute to pain including other health problems.
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Pain Management 27 years experience
Difficult : Chronic pain is often difficult to treat and difficult to diagnose. A lack of education of physicians contributes to this as does the fact that many causes of chronic pain are not "visible".
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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