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Pain Resources Toolkit

UPMC Pain Medicine and its UPMC partners offer useful information, links, forms, podcasts, and choices for patients and health care professionals to use when self-managing persistent pain.

Your personalized pain treatment plan may incorporate a variety of different pain resource tools, some of which are described below.

  • Acceptance
  • Aromatherapy
  • Behavioral Medicine and Stress Management
  • Communication
  • Emotions and Thoughts
  • Goal Setting
  • Interventional Therapy
  • Massage
  • Medication Management
  • Movement Therapy
  • Nutrition and Weight Loss
  • Prescription for Wellness
  • Relationships
  • Sleep Medicine

For information about each of these tools, take a look at the Pain Resources Toolkit

Additional Resources

Pain can be caused by many things, such as an injury, a surgery, or a health problem like low back pain or cancer. Long-term pain that isn’t controlled can make it harder for you to enjoy life. There are ways you can learn to manage your pain so you can return to work, engage in activities you love, sleep better, improve your relationships with those you love, and experience life more fully.

The UPMC Health Library offers valuable information on managing pain such as:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also has helpful articles about medications and medication management. 

Massage

UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine offers body work therapies

Movement Therapy 

Nutrition and Weight Loss

Prescription for Wellness 

Sleep Medicine

Wellness Classes

Visit the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine to learn more about: