How does pain management effect spinal cord injury (SCI) prognosis?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence S Chin, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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Studies have found that patients with spinal cord injury who suffer from pain have less life satisfaction than do patients in whom pain is well controlled; this may also affect the patients' general outlook on life. [23, 24]


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