Gene Therapy and Chronic Pain

  title={Gene Therapy and Chronic Pain},
  author={Doris K. Cope and William R. Lariviere},
Chronic, unremitting pain is perhaps the most common reason that patients seek medical care. In general, conservative techniques, such as medical management, are implemented as first-line therapy. Local anesthesia and lytic procedures, followed by interventional techniques, such as dorsal column stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery systems, are second-line therapies. However, for refractory and severe pain, which is not adequately controlled by other modes of therapy, new emerging options… CONTINUE READING

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