Chronic Pain is a Chronic Condition, Not Just a Symptom

Christine E Whitten, MD; Kristene Cristobal, MS

Summer 2005 - Volume 9 Number 3

Presented at the Kaiser Permanente Primary Care 2005 conference, Maui, Hawaii, March 20-25, 2005, as Whitten C, Evans C. Chronic pain management in primary care. Conservative estimates indicate that 60 million Americans suffer from some type of persistent or recurrent pain sufficient to significantly affect their lives.1


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