A look at pain management and primary care statistics, including the percentage of pain patients treated by primary care physicians, percentage of opioid analgesics prescribed by general practitioners, the percent of primary care patients that suffer from chronic pain, and more.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Its definitive treatment is carpal tunnel release, the most common hand surgery in America, but nonsurgical management options are also available.
Myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia are common forms of musculoskeletal pain
that are often confused with each other, not only because of similar symptoms, but
also because they frequently occur in the same patient, which can lead to difficulties in
differential diagnosis and treatment.