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Multimodal approach to pain management

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Multimodal pain management is a great concept and has proven very effective The basis of the technique is to use several different pain meds, but small doses so the patient doesn't have problems with them, in addition to a variety of other therapies.

The aim of multimodal therapy is to help restore patients to an improved level of function and promote patient responsibility for managing disease. Interdisciplinary pain therapy is an option particular in patients whose chronic pain has become a disease in its own right.

Typical features of chronic pain patients are:
Multiple locations of pain
Long pain history
Psychosocial problems
Many ineffective attempts at treatment​

Important elements in multimodal pain therapy are:
Active physiotherapy and sports training (e.g. stretching)
Education of the patient on the main points of the analgesic and non-medical procedures and their value
Peripheral stimulation and interventional therapy (e.g. TENS, acupuncture etc.)
Psychological therapy​


Some more information can be found in the following links
 
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