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The 5 Most Misunderstood Terms in Pain Management

Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D.
April 2017

A pain expert offers perspective on several common terms that are widely used by pain practitioners but often are misunderstood by professionals, patients, the general public, and the media. By Jennifer P. Schneider, MD, PhD [1] I am happy to offer a perspective on 5 words or terms that are often used in reference to medication use and abuse, but are often misunderstood and incorrectly applied in clinical care. A consistently correct use of these terms will improve care, lessening a breakdown in communication. [



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