Managing Chronic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

Chronic (or long-standing) pain is a common problem for people living with spinal cord injury, and it is often very difficult to treat.

At this forum, two UW Rehabilitation Medicine clinicians discussed the different types of pain, causes of pain, and potential treatment options.

Deborah Crane, MD, MPH, assistant professor and rehab physician at Harborview, reviewed medications, surgical options, injections, pumps, massage, and other treatments.

Dawn Ehde, PhD, professor and rehab psychologist, discussed different self-management strategies for decreasing and coping with chronic pain, including relaxation, pacing, hypnosis and more.

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