Pain Syndromes Common in Patients With Long COVID

January 22nd, 2022
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Individuals who have asymptomatic COVID-19 may develop post-COVID conditions. These conditions can present as different types and combinations of health problems for different lengths of time, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 Known as long-COVID, many patients exhibit a constellation of pain conditions. The most common long-COVID complaints include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, tiredness, fatigue, postexertional malaise, chest pain, stomach pain, headache, heart palpitations, and musculoskeletal pain.

“The pain management is not yet standardized and should target symptoms. Multimodal approaches should be proposed and these encompass drug therapy, such as drugs that act on pain modulation, such as duloxetine, gabapentin, and pregabalin, with some precautions,” said pain management specialist and neurologist Nadine Attal, MD, PhD, from the Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

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