Pain is a profoundly personal experience

Abandoned hobbies. Strained relationships. Damaged careers. Pain can steal much of what makes you you.

Our goal is to help you find the kind of relief that gets you back to being yourself again.

You know your pain better than anyone, but maybe there’s an opportunity to learn even more. Let’s start with the basics so we can understand your unique pain and start working toward your personal relief.

Acute vs chronic pain

There are two main categories of pain. Both can manifest as mild, moderate, or severe.

What is Acute Pain?

Acute pain occurs immediately after an injury — such as a burn or broken bone — or an invasive medical procedure, including surgery or dental work. It typically lasts no longer than two months when treated properly.

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is any type of persistent pain that lasts six months or longer. It’s difficult to treat because no two people experience pain the same way. Individuals who seem to have the same kind of pain may need different treatments.

Treating pain

Pain has many different causes. Normal aging may affect bones and joints in ways that cause pain. Nerve damage or injuries that fail to heal properly can also lead to pain.

Often, the source of pain is so complex, it can be very difficult to diagnose. And because there are so many types and causes of pain, the vast range of different treatments available can be bewildering.

How can a pain management doctor help me?

Pain management specialists are doctors who specialize in all kinds of pain. They receive years of advanced training in pain management and focus on treating patients with severe pain. Your doctor will create a treatment plan that works for you, based on your type of pain, its severity, and how you respond to pain treatment.

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Resources to help you manage your pain

Explore useful tips, resources, and pertinent information shared by others who have experienced significant pain.

Care for someone experiencing pain

Caring for someone struggling with pain can be an enormous challenge.

We’ve gathered an array of resources for you to help get your loved one’s life back on track.

Let’s find your relief

Wondering if these solutions may be right for you? Take this quick quiz and find out.

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Have you been suffering from pain
for more than 6 months?