Chronic Pain Toolkit for Clinicians

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).