Pain Management Consultations and Treatments
Pain Management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing suffering and improving the quality of life of individuals dealing with acute or chronic pain. Patients suffering with acute or chronic pain can be treated medically by various modalities and pharmaceuticals to assist them in restoring health and improving daily living activities. The typical pain management team may include medical practitioners, clinical psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and various other medical support staff.
Acute pain is often resolved once the underlying pathology is healed. However, when a painful injury or pathology is resistant to treatment and the condition persists, or when pain persists after the injury or pathology has healed, and when medical science cannot identify the cause of pain, the task of the pain management specialist is to relieve suffering. Treatment approaches to chronic pain include various pharmacological measures which may include trans-dermal compounds, psychological intervention, and physical therapy and exercise.