Chronical Pain Syndromes as a Critical Condition Consequence: Clinical Physiology, Diagnosis, Treatment


A.P. Spasova , V.V. Maltsev

Medical Institution of Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, Russia

For correspondence: Arina P. Spasova — Candidate of Medical Science, Assistant Professor of Chair of X-Ray diagnostic and X-Ray treatment with course of Critical and Respiratory Medicine of Medical Institution of Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, Russia; e-mail:

For citation: Spasova AP, Maltsev VV. Chronical Pain Syndromes as a Critical Condition Consequence: Clinical Physiology, Diagnosis, Treatment. Intensive Care Herald. 2017;4:19–28. DOI:10.21320/1818-474X-2017-4-19-28

The review analyzes the prevalence of chronic pain syndromes in patients who have suffered a critical condition. The features of nociception processes and developing a sense of pain, the factors are analyzed to facilitate the transition of acute pain to chronic and possibility of their correction. Clinical and instrumental methods for the full evaluation of chronic pain syndrome, taking into account its specificity, as well as the basic principles of therapy, are considered.

Keywords: chronic pain, Post Intensive Care Syndrome, critical illness

Received: 25.10.2017

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