Frequently Overlooked Diagnoses

Frequently Overlooked Diagnoses


Christine E Whitten, MD; Marilee Donovan, RN, PhD; Kristene Cristobal, MS

Fall 2005 - Volume 9 Number 4

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/05-082

In routine medical practice, treatment for primary pain fails to achieve adequate relief in at least 40% of patients even though effective treatments are currently available.1 Many clinicians were trained years ago, when little was known about pain. The rapid expansion of knowledge about pain mechanisms challenges health care practitioners to keep their knowledge base current. Myths, misconceptions, and the resulting fears often bridge gaps in this knowledge. Lack of knowledge limits treatment choices and may hinder desired patient outcomes by allowing pain hypersensitivity and progressive dysfunction to develop (Table 1).

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