intractable pain


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in·trac·ta·ble pain

pain resistant or refractory to ordinary analgesic agents.

intractable pain

Etymology: L, intractabilis, hard to manage, poena, penalty
pain that is not relieved by ordinary medical, surgical, and nursing measures. The pain is often chronic and persistent and can be psychogenic in nature.

intractable pain

Refractory pain Pain medicine Persistent pain which does not respond to at least 3 dosease of parenteral analgesics given over a 12-24 hr period; pain that does not respond to appropriate doses of opioid analgesics.

intractable pain

Chronic pain that is difficult or impossible to manage with standard interventions. Common causes include metastatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, radiculopathy, spinal cord transection, or peripheral neuropathy. Intractable pain may also accompany somatoform disorders, depression, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and opiate dependence. Various combinations of the following management strategies are often used to treat intractable pain: antidepressant medications, counseling, deep brain stimulation, injected anesthetics, narcotic analgesics, neurological surgery, and pain clinic consultations.
See also: pain
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The pain clinic: A clinic for the management of intractable pain.
He said the physician failed to establish that each patient suffered from intractable pain as defined by the statute by failing to, among other things, establish that the cause of the patient's pain could not be removed or otherwise treated.
As to the traditional claim regarding physician under-treatment of intractable pain, most states legislatures and medical licensing boards have adopted intractable pain laws and medical protocols to treat patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain.
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They reasoned that if only these neurons could be blocked, it would relieve intractable pain without side effects.
s StimRouter Neuromodulation System has been performed under the company's FDA clearance to treat chronic, intractable pain of peripheral nerve origin as an adjunct to other modes of therapy, the company said on Wednesday.
In California, physicians can use the Intractable Pain Act to administer opiate drugs, regardless of respiratory concerns.
Spiller shared this observation with his colleague Edward Martin, and the pair deliberately cut the spinal cord of another patient to alleviate his intractable pain in both legs.
Gozani intends to provide an update on the Company's business activities and on its diabetes products including NC-stat([R]) DPNCheck([TM]), a diagnostic test for systemic neuropathies such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and the SENSUS[TM] pain management device for relief of chronic intractable pain.
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