MEDLINE-indexed journal on latest research findings and reviews in pain medicine
Pain is a common, complex and distressing problem – three of the top four principal reasons for US emergency department visits are pain-related. Although acute pain can be a useful alert to a disease or other problem, and usually resolves when the cause has been remedied, it is crucial that treatment is quick and effective to avoid reduced quality of life. Chronic pain, in contrast, presents an enduring challenge, be it related to injury that has healed, due to an unresolved cause such as arthritis or cancer, or in some cases, even when there is no evidence of previous injury or damage to the body. Chronic pain increases in prevalence with age, and as populations become increasingly aged, effective pain management strategies become highly important. Also important is the problem of acute pain transitioning to chronic pain – it is estimated that 85% of the general population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives, and while for most this pain will ease within 4–6 weeks, it is estimated that in up to 30% of these cases pain will persist for a year or more.
Pain Management presents findings, analysis and commentary on the battle with acute and chronic pain. The journal provides guidance to the interdisciplinary pain management community regarding the most effective pain strategies. The manifestations of pain and its consequences, both physical and emotional, are diverse and problematic. Each individual also reacts to pain in a different way, creating unique challenges in appropriate classification and treatment.
Pain Management provides a key resource for physicians and other professionals when navigating these uncertainties to provide optimal treatment.
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Articles are subject to peer-review by three independent referees on a double-blind basis. Authors publishing in the journal are asked to disclose any professional or financial interest that may be perceived as causing a conflict of interest in the context of the article.
The journal welcomes unsolicited article proposals.
Indexed in: EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; EMCare; Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science); MEDLINE/Index Medicus
Current Volume: Volume 6 (2016)
Issues per Year: 6
Average Abstract Views: 5,500 (June 2015 - May 2016)
Open Access Option: For all article types except for Drug or Device Evaluations
Average Lead Time to Online Publication: 14 - 16 weeks
Rapid Publication Option: Yes