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What can a pain clinic do for me?

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In addition to medications, pain clinics can help you manage pain with physical, behavioral, and psychological therapies.

They also may teach you about your pain, coach you on lifestyle changes, and offer complementary or alternative medicine. These can include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Water therapy
  • Massage
  • Meditation

From: Pain Clinics: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Institute of Medicine: “Relieving Pain in America, A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.”

The American Academy of Pain Medicine: “AAPM Facts and Figures on Pain.”

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: “The specialty of chronic pain management.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Are Pain Clinics Right for You?”

National Cancer Institute: “Pain Control.”

American Chronic Pain Association: “Pain Management Programs.”

Baylor University Medical Proceedings : “Long-term effectiveness of a comprehensive pain management program: strengthening the case for interdisciplinary care.”

Healthcare (Basel) : “Getting 'Unstuck': A Multi-Site Evaluation of the Efficacy of an Interdisciplinary Pain Intervention Program for Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 12, 2019

SOURCES:

Institute of Medicine: “Relieving Pain in America, A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.”

The American Academy of Pain Medicine: “AAPM Facts and Figures on Pain.”

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: “The specialty of chronic pain management.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Are Pain Clinics Right for You?”

National Cancer Institute: “Pain Control.”

American Chronic Pain Association: “Pain Management Programs.”

Baylor University Medical Proceedings : “Long-term effectiveness of a comprehensive pain management program: strengthening the case for interdisciplinary care.”

Healthcare (Basel) : “Getting 'Unstuck': A Multi-Site Evaluation of the Efficacy of an Interdisciplinary Pain Intervention Program for Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 12, 2019

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