What are CDC recommendations for pain management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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CDC recommendations for pain management interventions include the following [73] :

  • Physical therapy
  • Postural correction
  • Orthoses, wheelchair, and bed enhancements
  • Pharmacologic approaches (eg, muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medications)

Pharmacologic interventions must take into account possible interactions with other medications (eg, steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs]) and their adverse effects, particularly those that might negatively affect cardiac or respiratory function.

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