Anesteziol Reanimatol. 1998 Sep-Oct; (5): 54-9.
[Our general chronic pain (centers for treatment chronic pain: therapeutic and organizational work principles)]
Management of chronic pain is now not only medical but a very important social and economic problem. The approaches to its management in specialized pain control centers are discussed basing on the 20-year experience of the first such center in Russia: pain control clinic with therapeutic and diagnostic center "Integrative Medicine" at Research Center of Surgery. The problems of personnel for such pain control centers, cost-effect issues, diagnostic and therapeutic methods including an advanced technique, resonance electropuncture analgesia and therapy, are reviewed.