When Patients Hurt: Understanding Neck and Back Pain in Clinical Practice
Utilization Management Insights
By Kathryn Kolonic, , DO, MPH, CPHQ
AllMed Vice President & Medical Director
“Pain” is itself a subjective concept. What hurts for one person feels differently for others, and our sensations can evolve with changes in brain signaling. But despite its complexity, pain must be measured and managed. So how do you assess something that varies broadly in its definition, causes, and interpretations?
A recent AllMed webinar explored those questions and more in a Q&A between Mercy Udoji, MD, CMQ, FASA (Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center) and Kathryn Kolonic, DO, MPH, CPHQ (AllMed Vice President and Medical Director). Tackling the challenges of modern-day pain management, Drs. Udoji and Kolonic discussed how to make the subjective more objective through pain assessments. Here’s a recap…
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