Acute pain management in general practice: steps to effective pain control

  • K Koch
Keywords: acute pain management, general practice, effective pain control

Abstract

Pain is one of the most common complaints that general practitioners encounter in everyday practice. The swift and effective management of pain is a medical mandate, not only to fulfil an ethical obligation to the patient, but also to prevent long-term complications, such as chronic pain. General practitioners are often required to manage mild-to-moderate pain, and have multiple pain management treatments available to them. The challenge is to tailor a treatment plan to suit the individual requirements of each patient. In this paper, we will explore how best to manage acute mild-to-moderate pain in general practice in a logical stepwise approach

Keywords: acute pain management, general practice, effective pain control

Published
2013-12-19
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2078-6204
print ISSN: 2078-6190