Persons who experience acute or chronic pain can be treated by pain management which involves multiple types of injections or other more advanced methods to control pain. These methods include pain pumps, nerve blocks, radio wave ablation, and electrical signals. The goal of these approaches is to affect nerves carrying pain signals by blocking, burning, or interrupting signals.
Other types of pain management include opioid and non-opioid medications. These medications may be prescribed for pain control, while your anesthesiologist monitors your side effects and risk of becoming addicted. Pain management physicians also provide education on chronic pain and lifestyle management to adjust diet, activity, and stress for further pain control.