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Pain Management

1.  Acute pain results from disease, inflammation or injury to tissues.
A) True
B) False
2.  Chronic pain is widely believed to represent disease.
A) True
B) False
3.  Chronic pain persists over a longer period of time than acute pain and is resistant to most medical treatments.
A) True
B) False
4.  Back pain that spreads to the leg is called sciatica and is a very common condition.
A) True
B) False
5.  With third-degree burns the skin is lost.
A) True
B) False
6.  Migraines are characterized by throbbing pain and sometimes nausea and visual disturbances.
A) True
B) False
7.  Neuropathic pain is a type of pain that can result from injury to nerves, either in the peripheral or central nervous system.
A) True
B) False
8.  There are tests that can measure the intensity of pain.
A) True
B) False
9.  The goal of pain management is to improve function, enabling individuals to participate in day to day activities.
A) True
B) False
10.  Analgesic refers to the class of drugs that includes most painkillers, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen.
A) True
B) False
11.  Nerve blocks employ the use of drugs, chemical agents, or surgical techniques to interrupt the relay of pain messages between specific areas of the body and the brain.
A) True
B) False
12.  RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
A) True
B) False
13.  The central nervous system refers to the brain and spinal cord together.
A) True
B) False
14.  Certain genetic mutations can change pain sensitivity and behavioral responses to pain.
A) True
B) False