Conditions We Treat

Two basic types of pain:

Acute pain may last for a short time or a long time. It may come and go or it may be constant. Pain that starts quickly and lasts for a short time is called acute pain. Examples include pain from an injury, a headache, childbirth, or right after surgery.

Chronic pain may go on for months or years. You may have this pain from an injury that doesn't heal or from a health problem like low back pain, very bad headaches, or diabetic neuropathy. Chronic pain may make daily functioning difficult.

Evaluating and diagnosing your pain is an essential first step in solving your pain problems. UPMC Pain Management offers outpatient evaluation and treatment of the most complex pain problems, including:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cervical pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disc
  • Lower back pain
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post-amputation pain
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia