Pain Management on the Battlefield

  • Rich Liu
  • Crevan O. Reid
  • Steven P. CohenEmail author


Military conflicts, by their nature, inflict enormous physical, mental, and emotional scars on the combatants. The injuries range from multi-trauma combat injuries to noncombat-related overuse injuries and accidents. This chapter will review the injury patterns and the current state of treatment for these conditions.


War Combat injury Neuropathic pain Non-battle injury Posttraumatic pain Return-to-duty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rich Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Crevan O. Reid
    • 1
    • 2
  • Steven P. Cohen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyWalter Reed National Military Medical CenterBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurology and Physical Medicine & RehabilitationJohns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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