Interdisciplinary treatment of chronic pain.

M. A. Gardea, R. J. Gatchel

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Interdisciplinary treatment care must address more than the physical pathology. Chronic pain comprises a range of interdependent variables including biologic, cognitive, affective, behavioral, and social factors. This article discusses these psychosocial issues, as well as the four levels of pain management programs, and the characteristics and goals of interdisciplinary treatment. Finally, recent clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy and cost benefits of interdisciplinary pain management programs are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent review of pain
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


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