Body Pain Reporting in Tricare Eligible Beneficiaries with Orofacial Pain
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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The United States military is a unique population, subject to multiple conditions which may heighten the risk for developing both orofacial pain and widespread pain. Patients with complaints of orofacial pain often have other body pain problems, yet do not report these to their providers. Uncontrolled pain at any location, if not managed, can significantly impact the prognosis of an orofacial pain complaint. OBJECTIVE Determine, in a Tricare population, the prevalence of pain complaints by locationthroughout the entire body.