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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

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Volume 15, Issue 1


Qualitative pain research emphasizes that patients need true information and physicians and nurses need more knowledge of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Harald Breivik
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  • University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Oslo, Norway
  • Oslo University Hospital, Department of Pain Management and Research, Oslo, Norway
  • Oslo University Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology, Oslo, Norway
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  • Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
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Published Online: 2017-04-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.02.004


In this issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Pain Kari Sørensen and Bjørg Christiansen publish their report on in depth interviews of young patients suffering from CRPS or from severe muscle pain [1]. These patients were recovering from their chronic pain conditions after treatment by a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team.


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About the article

Oslo University Hospital, Department of Pain Management and Research, Pbox 4956 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway. Fax: +47 23073690.

Published Online: 2017-04-01

Published in Print: 2017-04-01

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 104–105, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.02.004.

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