Pain Prevention

  • Syed S. Jaffery
  • Coby Tran
  • Robert S. Ackerman
  • Nathaniel Loo
  • Dawood NasirEmail author


  • A healthy lifestyle can reduce the incidence and severity of pain. Maintaining a healthy body mass index and eating whole grains, fruits, and vegetables have multiple health benefits, including possible pain prevention.

  • Moderate exercise prevents pain.

  • Safety measures such as wearing helmets while cycling and skiing and seatbelts while driving have become law in many countries. It is unknown if self-driving cars or driver-assisting technology will improve safety.

  • Pain prevention treatments can prevent chronic pain after trauma and surgery. Patient education about pain prevention and changing clinical practice to incorporate evidence-based pain prevention strategies into routine care should have a significant impact on the incidence and severity of acute and chronic pain.


Accidents Injuries Car safety Gun safety Acute pain Chronic pain Obesity Diet Surgery Failed back syndrome Headache Medication Education Exercise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syed S. Jaffery
    • 1
  • Coby Tran
    • 1
  • Robert S. Ackerman
    • 1
  • Nathaniel Loo
    • 1
  • Dawood Nasir
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain ManagementUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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