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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2009

Authors: Bockstahler, B; Auer, U

Title: Medication and physical therapy for chronic pain patients.

Source: Kleintierprax (54), 10 564-578.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Auer Ulrike
Bockstahler Barbara

Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Intensive-Care Medicine
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Small Animal Surgery


Abstract:
Medication and physical therapy for chronic pain patients The article provides an overview about the management of the chronic pain patient. The principal physiological mechanisms of pain processing and control are described and special aspects of peripheral and central sensibilisation are expounded. Detailed insights into conservative pain management and an overview about the most important medications and dosages are given. In the second part, the importance of physical therapy in pain management and its most importantly used modalities are described.


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