Promoting Best Practice In The Management Of Chronic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury

Executive Summary:

Chronic pain following SCI is common and has substantial impacts on function, participation and quality of life. Classification and management of chronic pain in this setting is extremely challenging due to the numerous pathophysiological mechanisms that can result in pain symptoms – some of which are specific to spinal cord injury. Successful management is therefore challenging and heavily guided by comprehensive physical and psychological assessment, which drives multidisciplinary management in a variety of inpatient and community-based settings.

This NTRI Forum aimed to develop a shared understanding of current standards, practice, and barriers and facilitators of optimal management of chronic pain following SCI and to consider how this information can inform development and implementation of change strategies to optimise management of chronic pain following SCI.

Date: August 2013

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