Chronic Pain Video

How is Chronic Pain treated

How is chronic pain treated?

The main goal of treatment is to reduce pain and boost mobility. This helps you return to your daily activities without discomfort.

doctors create pain management plans that are specific to each person.

Medications for chronic pain
Several types of medications are available that can help treat chronic pain. Here are a few examples:

over-the-counter pain relievers, including acetaminophen (Tylenol) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin (Bufferin) or ibuprofen (Advil).

opioid pain relievers, including morphine (MS Contin), codeine, and hydrocodone (Tussigon)

adjuvant analgesics, such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants

Medical procedures for chronic pain
Certain medical procedures can also provide relief from chronic pain. An example of a few are:

electrical stimulation, which reduces pain by sending mild electric shocks into your muscles

nerve block, which is an injection that prevents nerves from sending pain signals to your brain

acupuncture, which involves lightly pricking your skin with needles to alleviate pain

surgery, which corrects injuries that may have healed improperly and that may be contributing to the pain

Vocational Experts and Vocational Counselors work with individuals with Chronic pain through counseling and activity plans with the goal of returning to the most indepenedent and active lifestyle as possilble.