If you're dealing with chronic or acute pain, look no further than the pain management experts at UPMC.
Treatment options include shots and surgical pain techniques.
We also offer chronic pain programs that bring together a broad range of experts.
And we can help you manage or taper off your pain medicines, too.
Pain management is a health care specialty. It often refers to treatments for pain from the spine, muscles, joints, and the nervous system.
When people with cancer or a terminal illness have this type of pain, their specialist often treats it. This might be a cancer or palliative care doctor.
These first-line pain care options may come:
People may seek pain care when their pain has a bigger-than-expected impact on their daily lives. Or if the pain causes extreme suffering, regardless of how long they've had it.
Pain care doctors join other doctors on cases that are complex or cause chronic pain. Pain care is helpful for continued care and chronic pain flare-ups.
UPMC Pain Management offers complete exams and care for people who aren't in the hospital.
You can come to us with acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain.
We'll discuss your pain, goals, and care options during our first meeting. Then we'll come up with a care plan tailored to your needs.
Finding the right mix of treatments can take time.
Our team of pain doctors offers a wide range of noninvasive health therapies, such as:
These services can help improve your pain symptoms and overall well-being.
UPMC Pain Management offers a range of cutting-edge, less-invasive methods, such as:
These can help improve your pain as standalone treatments or with other methods.
UPMC Chronic Pain Management brings together experts to help decrease your pain with a tailored care plan.
We all feel pain at times. But there's still a great deal to learn about it.
UPMC Pain Management works to learn more about pain and how we care for people with pain through research.
For instance, we:
UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh were leaders in helping people get better pain care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We published these insights in Pain Medicine — the official journal of the American Association of Pain Management (AAPA). It outlined best practice guidelines for video and phone visits for chronic pain.