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Chronic pain disorder

Also known as Pain Syndrome and Pain Disorder

Pain disorder is chronic pain experienced by a patient in one or more areas, and is thought to be caused by psychological stress. The pain is often so severe that it disables the patient from proper functioning. Duration may be as short as a few days or as long as many years. The disorder may begin at any age, and occurs more frequently in girls than boys. This disorder often occurs after an accident or during an illness that has caused pain, which then takes on a 'life' of its own.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with chronic pain disorder, 76% report having back pain, 63% report having low back pain, and 48% report having ache all over.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with chronic pain disorder often receive magnetic resonance imaging, lipid panel, physical therapy exercises, insertion of catheter or spinal stimulator and injection into spinal canal, other therapeutic procedures, other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system, physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures and laparoscopy (gi only) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chronic pain disorder include oxycodone, methadone, carisoprodol (soma), oxymorphone (opana), docusate / sennosides, usp, diclofenac topical product, milnacipran (savella), cannabis (schedule i substance), cevimeline (evoxac), sorbitol, carbinoxamine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine, choline and tolbutamide .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for chronic pain disorder include age 30-44 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get chronic pain disorder.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
2.0x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.1x
Other
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