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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

CiteScore 2017: 0.84

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.401
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.452

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Volume 13, Issue 1


Is there hope for the most complicated chronic pain patients facing back surgery?

Stephen Butler
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  • Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Academic Hospital of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
  • National Center for Complex Disorders, St. Olav’s Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
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Published Online: 2016-10-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.08.011


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About the article

Pain Center, Akademiska Sjukhuset, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden. Fax: +46 18 503539. E-mail: stevmarg@telia.com

Published Online: 2016-10-01

Published in Print: 2016-10-01

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 130–131, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.08.011.

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