Pain Algorithms Guidleines for pain managament

back-pain-algorithm_71573       While there are no all-inclusive algorithms, one can easily be created to meet your needs based on the consensus of your hospital departments. Consider input from multidisciplinary departments such as PT / OT, Orthopedics, Neurology, Psychology, Radiology and Pharmacy.  Some examples and templates for pain management algorithms can be found on the internet sites listed below.

Pain Algorithms

  1.  Agency for Health Care Policy and Research  http://www.chirobase.org/07Strategy/AHCPR/ahcpralg1.html
  2. Veterans Affairs   http://www.va.gov/PAINMANAGEMENT/docs/BACKPAIN.pdf, http://www.va.gov/PAINMANAGEMENT/Chronic_Pain_Treatment_Algorithm.asp
  3. America Academy of Family Physicians http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1331.html
  4. Annals of Internal Medicine http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=736814
  5. US Naval Hospital     http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhrota/Patients/Pages/OutpatientPainManagement.aspx
  6.  Topics in Integrative Health Care 2012, Vol. 3(4)   ID: 3.4007  Published on December 31, 2012         http://www.tihcij.com/Articles/Algorithms-for-the-Chiropractic-Management-of-Acute-and-Chronic-Spine-Related-Pain.aspx?id=0000381
  7. Clinical Advisor;  Keep low back pain patients out of surgery  http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/keep-low-back-pain-patients-out-of-surgery/article/120100/
  8. Madigan Army Medical Center; http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/2987253.png
   

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