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Pain management (also called pain medicine or algiatry ) is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain . [ 1 ] The typical pain management team includes medical practitioners , clinical psychologists , physiotherapists , occupational therapists , nurse practitioners , and clinical nurse specialists . [ 2 ] The team may also include other mental-health specialists and massage therapists. Pain sometimes resolves promptly once the underlying trauma or pathology has healed, and is treated by one practitioner, with drugs such as analgesics and (occasionally) anxiolytics .
Pain...Oh, What a Pain! Medical Author: William C.
Did you know that more than 86 million Americans suffer pain? Or that about 80% of Americans will suffer at least one episode of back pain in their lifetimes? Back pain is a common complaint and a leading reason people seek medical care.