Chronic pain management
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for at least three months. It may ease a little, but never goes away. It can interfere with your ability to work and enjoy life. Your chronic pain management plan may include medical treatments, medicine, and therapies you can do at home to help relieve your pain.
Source: American Academy of Pain Medicine; Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Managing Chronic Pain in the Emergency Department, pain-ahc-14361 (2/09)
Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics
First published: 2/3/2010
Last reviewed: 2/3/2010