Chronic pain syndromes.

  title={Chronic pain syndromes.},
  author={Simon Carette},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={55 8},
Chronic pain has traditionally been defined as pain lasting more than three to six months. Many conditions in rheumatology can produce chronic pain. These include diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Pain in these conditions can usually be attributed to specific pathological mechanisms such as inflammatory synovitis or joint destruction… CONTINUE READING