TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2017, Cilt 16, Sayı, 2     (Sayfalar: 081-088)

Approach and evaluation methods for patients with chronic back and neck pain

Suna Akın Takmaz 1

1 S. B. Ankara Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Anesteziyoloji-Reanimasyon ve Algoloji Kliniği, Ankara

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2017.14
Görüntüleme: 683
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İndirme : 934

Chronic pain is a disorder characterized by complex interactions between biological, psychological and sociocultural factors. Due to multidimensional nature of chronic back and neck pain, efficacious assessment, and treatment requires a comprehensive, multiaxial approach. It`s important to present the cause of pain by using laboratory and imaging methods when necessary, following detailed questioning and examination. Standard evaluation methods should be used to reveal potential social, emotional, cognitive, environmental and behavioral factors, besides biomedical approach to detect organic pathologies. In this article, we aimed to emphasize the main components in evaluation of patients with chronic back and neck pain.

Anahtar Kelimeler : chronic back pain; chronic neck pain; assessment