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The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Classification of Chronic Pain Syndromes

  • Raymond Kennedy
  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author


Chronic pain is classified by the international association for the study of pain (IASP) to several categories. Pain conditions can fit into more than one category.


Chronic pain Cancer pain Neuropathic pain Visceral pain Musculoskeletal pain Posttraumatic pain Postsurgical pain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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