Acute Pain Management
Pain management (sometimes referred to as “Palliative care”) is any form of care or treatment for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life for those living with pain. While medication is often the most appropriate pain relief intervention, treatment methods should be matched to the patient’s lifestyle needs and goals based on a thorough pain analysis. Pain management techniques and relaxation strategies, such as biofeedback, massage, and heat or ice application, can sometimes offer relief from debilitating pain symptoms. At times, effective pain management may include psychological and spiritual care as well as developing a support system to help the individual live as actively as possible. Pain management is often appropriate for people experiencing the following conditions:
- Chronic, progressive pulmonary disorders
- Renal disease
- Chronic heart failure
- Progressive neurological conditions.
Our team works to determine the best approach for each individual and help the patient and family manage the symptoms of disease and chronic conditions.