What is Pain management?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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In addition to medication adjustments and other therapies pain management may be helped with lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep and appropriate exercise.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Back pain 23 6
Pain 23 3
Fibromyalgia 9 2
Abdominal pain 3 0
Degenerative disc disease 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 7
Mild 8
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pain management

Side effect Patients
Constipation 8
Chronic constipation 2
Nausea 2
Pain 2
Abdominal pain 1
Acute renal failure 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Pain management

Dosage Patients
daily 9
as needed 5
monthly 4
weekly 3
every 8 weeks 2
four times daily 2
every 6 weeks 1
every other week 1
one time 1

Why patients stopped taking Pain management

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Pain management

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 14

Stopped using Pain management

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 6
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 14
Not specified 12
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2 patient evaluations for Pain management

Dec 1, 2011 (Started Jan 30, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: Was seeing a pain management Dr. He did epidural, Trigger point injection, Nothing seemed to work so Dr. wanted to do RFA =which is surgery killing the nerve that is causing the pain = My PCP wanted me to do Out patient (deep Tissue) before doing the surgery. Deep tissue therapy hurts really bad after doing it for a day to 3 days only go Tue and Thur
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Every Other Week

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