Definitions:  Intractable and Severe Intractable Pain

Intractable Pain: A pain condition that is not curable by any known means. As with other medical conditions it may be mild, moderate or severe.

Treatment Goal:  Provide life-long pain relief sufficient to enable total independent living and normal mental, social, and physical function.

Severe Intractable Pain: A Severe, constant pain that is not curable by any known means, causes adverse biologic and biochemical changes in the body’s cardiovascular, hormone, and neurological systems, and leads to a bed- or house-bound state and early death if not adequately treated.

Treatment Goal: Provide life-long pain relief sufficient to normalize physiologic and mental functions and enable patient to carry out activities of daily living.

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