Chronic Pain Leads to Higher Opioid Doses and Lower QoL in Sickle Cell Patients
Adult patients with sickle cell disease often experience a complex chronic pain syndrome that is frequently treated with long-term opioid regimens.
Patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome may have altered conditioned pain modulation, as well as a high number of pain locations associated with negative conditioned pain modulation.
Two screening tools, the STarT Back Screening Tool and the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire, may be useful in predicting the transition from subacute and acute to chronic low back pain.
For adolescents with chronic pain, wait times to evaluation at an interdisciplinary pain clinic after referral were long and were associated with anxious anticipation and frustration from families.