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Chronic Benign Pain

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 November 2014

Abstract

Chronic benign pain (CBP) can be defined as a type of unpleasant sensory experience that arises from inflammation, visceral stress or damage, or other such pathophysiologic process(es), and that is not associated with a metastatic process. A patient's complaint of pain should be taken seriously by the practitioner, both in terms of the discomfort evoked and the likelihood that the potential cause of the pain requires diagnostic evaluation. This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of the following common conditions associated with CBP syndromes: fibromyalgia, lower back pain syndrome, sickle-cell disease, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, and peripheral neuropathies.

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