Break the pain cycle as early as possible
‘Intervene early’. This was the key recommendation from pain specialists at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society [ Brisbane, Australia; April 1994 ]. Several presentations demonstrated ways of putting this message into practice. This week, Inpharma shows how particular benefits may be gained using this approach in patients undergoing surgery and in people sustaining ‘whiplash’ injuries after a car crash.