Pain management encompasses several approaches to help control and reduce pain, including therapy, medications, injections, hands-on treatments, and exercise.
Some of the interventional therapies that pain management may utilize include:
- weight loss regimen
- physical therapy
- chiropractic care
- dietary changes
The doctor may also recommend injections, such as nerve blocks, steroid injections, joint injections, or spinal cord stimulation.
Pain management can help those recovering from an acute injury in addition to those with chronic pain. However, those with chronic pain may require months or years of treatment using multiple approaches.