Pain management is the discipline concerned with treating acute and chronic pain. Acute pain often has a reversible cause and may require only temporary measures, whereas chronic pain often results from conditions that are difficult to diagnose and treat, and may take a long time to reverse. In some chronic pain situations, the pain itself is frequently managed separately from the underlying condition.
Pain management at the Neurological Institute
Our chronic pain management program is designed for the patient with long-standing pain issues. The goals of the program are to allow the patient to resume a normal lifestyle as soon as possible, minimize narcotic medication usage and coordinate care.
Treatment options include:
- Medication management
- Spinal injections
- Physical therapy
- Ongoing psychological counseling
- Other modalities