Management of Chronic Pain

Management of Chronic Pain

A unidisciplinary (just one discipline such as medications) treatment approach may not address all the aspects of a person's chronic pain. Ideally, chronic pain treatment should be multidisciplinary. A chronic pain management plan should include not just medications but also physical therapies and psychological therapies. Self-management approaches are also important to help a person take control of his or her pain. This section of the site contains information on the following:

  • A description of pain and the different types of pain
  • Self-management approaches
  • Medications for pain
  • Physical therapies for pain
  • Psychological therapies for pain
  • Chronic pain and disability
  • Managing your pain at work
  • Communicating about your pain