Imágenes Diagnósticas en la evaluación de los síndromes dolorosos

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic Imaging in the evaluation of painful syndromes

John Jairo Hernandez Castro

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A basic principle of medicine is that"no one should suffer unnecessarily from pain".The greatest commitment that the health professional must make is not to
should be to heal, which is almost never achieved, but to avoid pain and suffering in the Committee recommends that the State party ensure that all persons trafficked are treated in an appropriate manner and with dignity.
These precepts are valid for patients with acute pain, as well as those suffering from chronic pain. This last problem is much more serious, as there is a lack of the most adequate knowledge to diagnose it and to combat it, facts that motivate inappropriate practices, unnecessary treatments, to often absurd surgeries for misdiagnosis. Current health policies have fostered an impersonal and rapid practice because you must be"productive"; 10-minute consultations, physiotherapy programs with 20-minute sessions, disrespect for the human being, requests for tests. unnecessary, etc., are the great paraphernalia of the moment.
For this reason, our daily work must be focused on a humanized medicine of truth, to regain that true conception of being a doctor. It must be re-examined
patients and make real medical records, so as not to fall into the easy way
to request tests to make a diagnosis, not to prove it.
Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic Imaging in the evaluation of painful syndromes
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)121 - 129
Number of pages9
JournalGuía Neurológica 6 - La Unidad De Cuidado Intensivo
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2003


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