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Date:1/28/2008

in lost productivity. The problem is that when people with chronic pain -- that which has lasted more than six months -- get re-evaluated, they usually just get a higher dose of opioids or even additional opioids.

"We know that more pain medication is not the best route to take," adds Walls. "Such treatment usually may end up as ineffective and simply masks the problem, instead of getting to the root of what is causing the pain. We take the view that, to manage pain effectively, it must be evaluated regularly, and drugs must be considered as only one part of the overall management. Realistic expectations must be set for each individual patient, and in addition, the patient must be taught coping skills."

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Source:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New Report Finds Pain Affects

Millions of Americans. November 2006.

http://cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r061115.htm?s_cid=mediarel_r061115_x

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