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Table 1 Major etiologies of pain.

From: A Review of Current and Emerging Approaches to Pain Management in the Emergency Department

  N (%)
Wound, abrasion or contusion 91 (11)
Sprain or strain 90 (11)
Back or neck pain 85 (10)
Abdominal pain 71 (9)
Fracture or dislocation 48 (6)
Headache 47 (6)
Chest pain (noncardiac) 40 (5)
Upper respiratory infection 30 (4)
Abscess or cellulitis 25 (3)
Toothache 19 (2)
Urinary tract infection 16 (2)
Renal colic 14 (2)
Other diagnoses 243 (30)
Total with ICD-9 diagnosis 819 (100)