Study: How Effective Are Pain Specialists in Improving Quality of Life?

From MD Magazine: “Chronic pain affects around 100 million Americans and treatments can range from prescription drugs to genetic engineering. While pain is typically the primary complaint among patients, their quality of life is often times negatively impacted as well. Beyond treating a patient’s pain symptoms, is there anything else a physician can do to make a positive impact on a patient’s quality of life?
“Researchers based in Spain collected information from large-scale observational studies in order to determine if quality of life improved in patients with chronic pain with the intervention of physicians. Their findings published in PAIN Practice reveal a notable, positive difference in pain levels and quality of life.”


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