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Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

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  • Aches all over my body

  • Thumb pain

  • Fingers "catch" on something when I make a fist or open a palm

  • Can't move my fingers even though I put in strength

  • Clicking sound when opening or closing a fist

  • Hurt my finger

  • Thumb aches

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What is Chronic Pain?

Pain that is ongoing and typically lasts longer than six months. This kind of pain can persist even after the injury or illness causing it has healed or disappeared. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

Typical Symptoms of Chronic Pain

  • Pain across the entire body

  • Always in pain

  • History of connective tissue, autoimmune or rheumatic disease

  • Finger pain

  • Taking steroids

  • Neck pain or stiffness

  • Ankle pain

  • Low back pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Chronic Pain

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have body-wide pain?

  • Do you have constant pain?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with a connective tissue, autoimmune, or rheumatic disease?

  • Are your fingers hurting?

  • Are you currently taking steroids?

Treatmentof Chronic Pain

The first step in treatment is to identify and treat the cause. When that isn't possible, the most effective approach is a combination of medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes.

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References

  • Fillingim RB, Loeser JD, Baron R, Edwards RR. Assessment of Chronic Pain: Domains, Methods, and Mechanisms. J Pain. 2016 Sep;17(9 Suppl):T10-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2015.08.010. PMID: 27586827; PMCID: PMC5010652.

    https://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(15)00865-2/fulltext

  • Cohen SP, Vase L, Hooten WM. Chronic pain: an update on burden, best practices, and new advances. Lancet. 2021 May 29;397(10289):2082-2097. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00393-7. PMID: 34062143.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00393-7/fulltext

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    https://journals.lww.com/pain/Abstract/2019/01000/Chronic_pain_as_a_symptom_or_a_disease__the_IASP.3.aspx

  • Gatchel RJ, McGeary DD, McGeary CA, Lippe B. Interdisciplinary chronic pain management: past, present, and future. Am Psychol. 2014 Feb-Mar;69(2):119-30. doi: 10.1037/a0035514. PMID: 24547798.

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Reviewed By:

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

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