Nov 27, 2017 | chronic pain

Know Your Patient's ACEs

Adverse childhood experiences and the trauma they cause can perpetuate chronic pain throughout a lifetime. Despite this, many practitioners fail to properly identify or assess trauma and unknowingly become frustrated when patients fail to become better. PSYDs Melissa Fledderjohann and Christian Washburn, from the San Mateo Medical Center Pain Management Clinic in California, discuss what general practitioners should know.

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