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Chronic pain management


Chronic pain is pain that lasts for at least three months. It may ease a little, but never goes away. It can interfere with your ability to work and enjoy life.

A pain medicine specialist can help you manage chronic pain problems, such as headache, low back pain, cancer pain or arthritis pain. Your chronic pain management plan may include medical treatments, medicine, and therapies you can do at home to help relieve your pain.




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Source: American Academy of Pain Medicine; Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Managing Chronic Pain in the Emergency Department, pain-ahc-14361 (2/09)

First published: 02/03/2010
Last updated: 02/03/2010

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics