Comprehensive pain management begins with a complete medical evaluation. Patients who suffer from chronic or acute pain syndromes require a multidisciplinary analysis that begins with a through medical review and includes appropriate diagnostic testing such as discograms and nerve conduction studies
After performing a thorough medical examination, doctors and therapists may recommend one or more treatment methods. Pain relief and pain reduction techniques include medications, massage, acupuncture, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
With comprehensive pain management, any medical treatment or psychological evaluation should be tailored to the patient’s individual needs. Painful conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, and discogenic pain may require different treatments than pain relief strategies for headaches and fibromyalgia.