Early assessment and effective management of pain is essential to prevent its progression to Chronic Pain.
Is pain lasting longer than 3 months with one or more of the following?
- escalating use of pain medications
- decreasing function and activity
- increasing psychological distress
Best evidence for effective management and prevention of chronic pain is to use an interdisciplinary bio-psychosocial approach to people in pain.
Tools and resources below will help guide management, see Pain Management Plan (GPMP + TCA).