Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68--74

People, medicine, and society: An overview of chronic pain management


Hema Rajappa, Chris Hayes 
 Hunter Integrated Pain Service, Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hema Rajappa
Hunter Integrated Pain Service, Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales
Australia

Chronic pain, once termed a hidden epidemic, is gaining increasing visibility around the world. It places a huge burden on patients, their families, and the wider community, with profound adverse effects on function, well-being, and quality of life. It is also a socioeconomic problem, straining health-care systems globally. This article provides an overview of the changing landscape of chronic noncancer pain. The epidemiology, classification, pain-related neuroscience, problems with overemphasis on biomedical focus, and the importance of adopting a more holistic sociopsychobiomedical framework are discussed. The article concludes with a brief discussion on health-care delivery systems in the context of chronic pain.


How to cite this article:
Rajappa H, Hayes C. People, medicine, and society: An overview of chronic pain management.Arch Med Health Sci 2020;8:68-74


How to cite this URL:
Rajappa H, Hayes C. People, medicine, and society: An overview of chronic pain management. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];8:68-74
Available from: https://www.amhsjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2321-4848;year=2020;volume=8;issue=1;spage=68;epage=74;aulast=Rajappa;type=0