Pain management, also called pain medicine, is a type of specialized medical care. It is designed to minimize the impact of surgical pain or chronic pain. Chronic pain, in particular, can be difficult to control. It can sometimes be impossible to cure. Pain management treatment can help reduce pain. It can help patients enjoy a better quality of life and go back to doing the things they love to do.
Pain management can treat recurring pain that follows surgery. It can treat pain associated with spine problems, and pain associated with cancer or cancer treatment. It can be helpful for treating neuropathic diseases, migraines and injuries such as whiplash.
Chronic pain may be treated with a variety of methods. It can be treated with injections, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, exercise and psychological treatments. Patients take an active role in their own treatment.
Interventional Pain Management is the discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders principally with the application of interventional techniques in managing acute, chronic, persistent and intractable pain, independently or in conjuncture with other modalities of treatment.
Minimally invasive spine surgery uses techniques which allow access to and treatment of the source of the pain generation, without disrupting many of the surrounding tissue. Minimally invasive spine surgery can help with a variety of back complications including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerated discs and compression fractures in the vertebrae.