Although in many cases there may be no cure for chronic pain, appropriate management can lead to better health outcomes.
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There are many other therapies and strategies that can help manage chronic pain. Everyone is different, so try it for yourself and see what works best for you.
Multidisciplinary (or interdisciplinary) pain management embraces a combination of medical, physical and psychological therapies and is the most effective way to improve function and mood, and reduce disability.
Most episodes of acute pain can be managed with medication and the pain usually goes away when the injury or illness heals.
The most important factor in managing pain is the role of the patient. Self-management is the best way to improve your level of activity, reduce disability and keep pain to a minimum.