NICE guideline on the management of chronic pain

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The following questions written by Sachin Tammewar relate to his article, Adopt a holistic approach to the management of chronic pain, which discusses the recommendations of NICE Guideline 193, Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain.

On completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • distinguish between primary and secondary chronic pain
  • identify the nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment options for primary chronic pain
  • understand the risks associated with pharmacological treatment of primary chronic pain.
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