Worsening of chronic pain: the treatment

Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2007:44 Suppl 1:207-11. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2007.01.028.


Chronic pain is a symptom that inevitably goes along with a condition of critical ischemia of the lower limbs, termed also as "obstructive peripheral arteriopathy". This sometimes displays worsening, provoking difficult physical and psychological behaviors of the patients. The complexity of this kind of patients results in difficulties in their clinical management. A multidisciplinary team, namely the close and coordinated collaboration of various kinds of professionists, could give better results, than an individual approach, thanks to strategies of re-equilibrating the systemic homeostasis of the given patient.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amputation, Surgical
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Extremities / blood supply
  • Extremities / physiopathology
  • Extremities / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ischemia / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Pain* / drug therapy
  • Pain* / physiopathology
  • Pain* / psychology
  • Phantom Limb / drug therapy
  • Phantom Limb / physiopathology
  • Phantom Limb / psychology


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal