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Pocket Guide for Clinicians for Management of Chronic Pain | South Central MIRECC

Chronic Pain Guide

Helps primary care clinicians and trainees gain a basic understanding of pain and facilitate early assessment and interventions. Includes:

  • Brief synopsis of the various aspects of pain management
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions known to be effective for pain management
  • Overview of Stepped Care Model for Pain Management
  • Published 2017 | Revised 2023


Developed By

Aruna Gottumukkala, MB&BS, MD (Psych) & FRCPC, Paul Sloan, PhD, Jeffrey West, PhD, Utpal Ghosh, MB&BS, MS (Ortho), FACP, and Sybil Kyle, MSN, RN-BC


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Last updated: April 5, 2023