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What is the goal in a pain clinic?

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The purpose of a pain clinic is to lessen your pain and improve your quality of life. Treatment at a pain clinic can give you the skills to manage your chronic pain on your own and make you more able to function.

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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