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  • J Addict Res Ther 2017, Vol 8(5): 341
  • DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000341

Chronic Pain Pre-Surgical Assessments and Follow-Up Case Study

Kathy Sexton-Radek*
Elmhurst College, , Suburban Pulmonary and Sleep Associates Westmont, USA
*Corresponding Author : Kathy Sexton-Radek, Elmhurst College, Suburban Pulmonary And Sleep Associates Westmont, USA, Tel: 6306173587, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jul 31, 2017 / Accepted Date: Aug 21, 2017 / Published Date: Aug 28, 2017


The case of a 47 year old male that was assessed for readiness for a spinal cord stimulator trial procedure is presented to illustrate alternatives to narcotic medication treatment for chronic pain. An overview of the assessments administered is given. Twelve weeks of cognitive behavioral treatment is summarized. Summary comments highlighting the advantage of consideration of alternatives to narcotic prescriptions for chronic pain treatment are made.

Keywords: Non-pharmacological treatment of chronic pain; Cognitive behavior therapy for pain management; Alternatives to pharmacological treatment of chronic pain; Chronic pain

Citation: Radek KS (2017) Chronic Pain Pre-Surgical Assessments and Follow-Up Case Study. J Addict Res Ther 8: 341. Doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000341

Copyright: © 2017 Radek KS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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