Sometimes patients complaining of chronic pain are drug seeking, but isn’t addiction a form of pain as well?
It may be difficult to quantify pain in a patient with a psychiatric disorder.
Nerve damage affects approximately 20 million Americans. There more than 100 different types of nerve damage with a range of different causes including compression, trauma, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, motor neuron diseases, nutritional deficiencies, infections, cancer and drug side effects and toxicities. Learn more about the symptoms of and treatments for neuropathic pain with this slideshow.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable inflammation. It affects an estimated 3-6 million Americans. Learn more about diagnosis and management with this slideshow.