Intractable pain is a rare condition compared to the chronic pain of such common conditions as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
We define intractable pain as an excruciating constant pain state without remissions that is not curable by any known means, causes adverse physiologic effects on the body’s cardiovascular, hormone, and neurological systems including the development of neuroinflammation in the central nervous system, 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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