Veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: what about comorbid chronic pain?

@article{Shipherd2007VeteransST,
  title={Veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: what about comorbid chronic pain?},
  author={Jillian C. Shipherd and Megan Keyes and Tanja Jovanovic and David J. Ready and David Baltzell and Virginia Worley and Vanessa Gordon-Brown and Cantrina Hayslett and Erica Duncan},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={153-66}
}
Our primary aim was to document the rate of comorbidity of physician-diagnosed chronic pain conditions in veterans who were seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Chronic pain diagnoses (e.g., chronic low-back pain and osteoarthritis) were examined with retrospective chart review. Of the patients with PTSD, 66% had chronic pain diagnoses at pretreatment. These findings are consistent with previous studies that documented the high comorbidity of chronic pain and PTSD using… CONTINUE READING
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