- Nov 21, 1998
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NANS is a multidisciplinary organization of physicians and other clinicians who dedicate every day to caring for patients in acute and chronic pain. We believe we can provide valuable insight into the care of patients in pain and we thank you for giving us this opportunity to provide comments
"As part of the process of creating the next edition of the guidelines, we urge the CDC to recommend that patients with chronic pain lasting for more than 3 months, be referred to a pain management specialist, who can assist in determining the precise cause of the pain and thereby best help guide treatment through a multimodal platform that may include nonopioid medications, minimally invasive interventions and surgical care when appropriate. A referral to a specialist in pain management would also assist in determining when and how opioid therapy should be continued in appropriately selected patients."