The place of pharmacological treatment in chronic pain

Usman Bashir, Lesley A. Colvin

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Pharmacological treatment may be required for the successful management of chronic pain. The use of drugs should be considered alongside other multidisciplinary strategies including active physical rehabilitation, psychological support to assist self-management and, if appropriate, targeted injections. In clinical practice there may be a substantial overlap in drug management options for neuropathic and nociceptive pain. We present an overview of clinical use and associated problems of commonly used pharmacological agents in current practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-532
Number of pages5
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Issue number12
Early online date3 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • Chronic non-cancer pain
  • common agents
  • multidisciplinary
  • pharmacology
  • rationale
  • role

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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