The social impact of pain in the time of Covid-19 and the search for an integrated, personalized sustainable vision
Wednesday 11 november 2020, h 11.30
In addition to Covid-19 there is another health emergency involving more than 5 million Italians who suffer from osteoarticular pathologies. They’re forced to deal with an ongoing chronic pain, therefore need, and should be, constantly monitored and reassured.
Monitored because chronic pain must be treated every day to prevent it from worsening irreversibly; whilst reassured because it has been proven that at least 50% of patients experience a significant worsening of their pain conditions due to particularly stressful situations from an emotional point of view, such as the pandemic we are experiencing right now. In addition to what has occurred in previous months there is also a constant distress of a decrease in access to health facilities for fear of infection as well as a reduction in medical assistance, which generates in patients a sense of uncertainty due to the difficulty in keeping in touch with their Specialist and Reference Center.
These issues were discussed at the webinar “The social impact of pain in the time of Covid-19 and the search for an integrated, personalized and sustainable vision”, promoted by “Formiche” with the unconditional contribution of Neopharmed Gentili.