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Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and cancer combined. Here are some facts and figures about pain for you to consider.
An obese woman in her thirties with a history of fibromyalgia syndrome, depression, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and diabetes mellitus presents to her local emergency department with 1 week of gradually worsening midline back pain.
Change your name. Don't friend patients. Delete your Facebook account. This is official social media advice for today's medical students and physicians. What fuels physician Facebook phobia?