《Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice》 ›› 2019, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (6): 657-663.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-9771.2019.06.008

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Chronic Pain in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury in Community: A Four-year Retrospective Study

WU Dan1, DENG Pei-lin1, ZHANG Shao-jun1, ZHAO Zheng-en1, WANG Jian-xiong2   

  1. 1.Rehabilitation Department, the Hospital of Mianzhu City, Mianzhu, Sichuan 618200, China;
    2.Rehabilitation Department, the Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan 646000, China
  • Received:2018-09-14 Revised:2018-11-01 Online:2019-06-25
  • Contact: WANG Jian-xiong, E-mail: jianxiongwang_swmu@126.com

Abstract: Objective To retrospectively analyze the overall status of chronic pain in patients with spinal cord injury living in the community.Methods From 2015 to 2018, the spinal cord injury patients from rehabilitation department, hospital of Mianzhu City were enrolled; the International Spinal Cord Injury Pain Data Sets were analyzed and summarized.Results All 19 patients with spinal cord injury were followed up continuously. All patients (100%) complained of pain. The average Visual Analogue Score was (5.91±0.43), and the patients with moderate pain and above accounted for 94.7% (18/19); 84.2% (16/19) patients experienced both musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain at the same time. Daily life, mood and sleep etc. of 84.2% (16/19) patients were moderately or severely disturbed by pain. 68.4% (13/19) patients were treated for pain, mostly regards non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs and physiotherapy, but 61.5% (8/13) were treated in only one survey.Conclusion Most patients with spinal cord injury in community experience moderate and above chronic pain with multiple types, which moderately or severely disturbs daily life of most of them. They do not access enough management for pain. Chronic pain management requires multidisciplinary participation.

Key words: spinal cord injury, pain, community

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