Pain Summit 2011
There was wide representation of health care clinicians and the consensus was that there must be collaborative planning based in the community, including Public Health.
It was agreed that pain should be treated as other Long Term Conditions. It is important to recognise a patient's feeling about living in constant pain and a recognition of that pain.
There needs to be a Bio psychosocial assessment in determining the context and behaviour of their pain.
It has been found that education, support groups and pain clinics play important roles in rehabilitation.