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Pain Catastrophizing

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chronic pain for elements of catastrophizing.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, psychological response

ICD-10:

R52.1, R52.2

Description:

Catastrophizing can increase the perception and disability associated with pain. A patient who catastrophizes may find it difficult to cope with pain.

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