The source of your pain
Pain affects everyone differently. Words like stabbing,
burning, or radiating might describe how you feel. You may experience pain in short bursts or for
short time periods (acute), or live with it every day for long time periods (chronic).
But what’s at the root? Chronic and acute pain come from a variety of conditions. Some common ones are:
- Nerve injuries
- Herniated discs
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Cancer and mastectomy
Your role in your pain management treatment
Your pain experience is unique to you.
Your treatment will reflect your individual experience. Pain management is simply a medical practice that
specializes in pain relief. It involves a number of health professionals with a number of differing, but
complementary, approaches. You’ll collaborate with them to determine your best course.
Depending on your needs, these professionals may include:
- Physical therapists
- Cancer specialists
- Orthopaedic surgeons
Pain management treatments you can expect
With the help of your pain management team, and the insights from various diagnostic tests, you can determine a treatment plan. Your plan is designed for your individual experience and goals, and it will be continually reassessed to determine its effectiveness. Pain management treatments available to you include:
Mind body techniques
Find relief with individualized pain treatments.