Acute Pain: The Management Of Opioid Seeking Behavior
Taylor and Francis
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine
Back pain together with opioid dependence is commonly encountered in clinical practice. Medical practitioners frequently find themselves caught between the desire to treat and relieve symptoms and not wanting to cause or exacerbate dependence. this article illustrates a frame-work for managing chronic pain and dependence within the primary care setting.