Pain and Primary Care: A Special Report Recap

May 31, 2017

The most common chronic pain conditions primary care physicians are likely to encounter are highlighted here.

Pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek care from primary care physicians, and chronic pain conditions are often a mystery, says Steven A. King, MD, MS, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, New York, in his Patient Care Special Report on Chronic Pain in Primary Care.The slides above offer a recap of Dr King’s report on the current state of knowledge of the most common chronic pain conditions primary care physicians are likely to encounter and why do so many persons suffer from pain for which health care providers often can offer only limited relief.