Special Issue "The Challenges and Therapeutic Prospects in Chronic Pain"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 5567
2. Department of Neurosurgery, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
3. Research Foundation—Flanders (FWO), Brussels, Belgium
Interests: neuromodulation; persistent spinal pain syndrome; chronic pain; statistics
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The subjective and personal experience of pain itself, combined with the multidimensional output mechanisms of chronic pain and the broad range of potential treatment options, all contribute to the complexity of chronic pain management. This makes it difficult to provide an individual patient with effective but generalized treatment.
The first part of this Special Issue will explore the challenges that clinicians encounter when treating patients with chronic pain, as well as the identification of individual markers in chronic pain patients, which are involved in alleviating the personal burden. Secondly, promising new therapeutic targets for personalized therapies in chronic pain management can be discussed.
Several developments within the field of chronic pain were implemented to increase patients’ quality of life and obtain pain relief. These include remote consultations, individually tailored psychological self-management programs or personalized prescription of opioid analgesics. Additionally, explorations of chronic pain biomarkers have continued to expand with the ultimate goal of finding treatment markers for chronic pain, regardless of the exact underlying pathology, and potentially emphasising new therapeutic prospects.
Clinical perspectives, high-standard qualitative research or original articles elaborating on the difficulties and challenges of current chronic pain management will be considered for this Special Issue. Manuscripts that address new potential diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches and algorithms for personalized care in chronic pain management are also welcome. Both clinical and pre-clinical research papers and systematic reviews (potentially including a meta-analysis) are within the scope of this Special Issue.
Dr. Lisa Goudman
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- precision medicine
- chronic pain management
- personalized care
- therapeutic targets for chronic pain