Pain Management

What is pain management?

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:

  • massage
  • acupuncture
  • weight loss regimen
  • physical therapy
  • yoga
  • exercise
  • meditation
  • 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.

Why is pain management important in healthcare?

Pain management is often used for pain in the low back, hip, head, knee, and neck. Some common conditions treated using pain management include:

Individuals with these conditions may find it hard to move around or complete certain activities of daily living, which can reduce their quality of life. Pain management provides personalized techniques to address the underlying cause of a patient’s pain.

For those recovering from acute injuries, pain management can also help to aid the recovery process and lead to more successful outcomes.