Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions for which people seek medical attention.1 The goal of treatment should be to improve function and enable individuals to participate in daily activities and return to work without pain.2
Basic therapies are the first step designed to lessen pain. The goal of these therapies is to reduce pain and improve mobility.
A second line of therapy may be required if your pain does not respond to more conservative treatment. Many of these therapies may be used in conjunction with Level 1 treatments.
When pain persists after Level 1 and 2 therapies have been tried, your Pain Management Specialist may recommend more complex treatment options. Relieving stubborn, chronic pain may take time and patience; your Pain Management Specialist may need to try multiple treatments to find the most effective solution for your unique pain condition.