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Why are so many chronic pain patients misdiagnosed or under treated?

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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Karl Haake
Dr. Karl Haake
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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