Chronic pain and the disability epidemic.

@article{Aronoff1991ChronicPA,
  title={Chronic pain and the disability epidemic.},
  author={Gerald M. Aronoff},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={1991},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={330-8}
}
Individuals with chronic pain frequently experience a complex and convoluted journey through the health care system that is often unrewarding for all involved. Excessive pain behavior may lead to unnecessary diagnostic testing or invasive procedures and result in iatrogenic complications and prolonged disability. Injured workers maintained on Worker's Compensation may be at increased risk for developing chronic pain syndromes unresponsive to conventional treatments. These individuals may have… CONTINUE READING

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