Darlene, age 32 years, has been having back pain for a number of years, ever since suffering a compressed L2 disc as the result of a motor vehicle accident that led to surgery and extensive physiotherapy. Now she is missing time from work as a secretary because of constant pain. Darlene has been referred to you for chronic pain.
-As the nurse practitioner working with Darlene, what aspects of disorders of pain are important to understand?
-How would you effectively manage Darlene’s pain at this time?*Prior to posting, be sure to review Syllabus and Discussion Board Rubric (under Course Resources) for Discussion Board guidelines and expectations.
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