Acute Pain Management
Acute pain management is the medical specialty focused on treating pain regardless of the cause. These specialists are often called on when a painful condition does not respond to pain management treatments aiming to “fix” the problem. Some practitioners focus more on pharmacologic management, and others on more interventional treatments such as injections. The doctor will try to prescribe medications that provide maximal pain control with the least potential side effects.
Pain management is used to treat chronic pain, failed back surgery syndrome and various other conditions that have not resolved with other treatments.