Pain Management Nursing (PMN)

Treatment & Care

 

Pain is complex, so there are many treatment options — medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Learn the benefits and risks of each, including addiction.

 

Treating Chronic Pain

 

Medications, mind-body techniques, and acupuncture can help relieve chronic pain. Learn about your options.

 

Natural Pain Relief

 

Lifestyle changes, physical therapy, counseling — in addition to medication or surgery, these can also bring pain relief.

 

Chiropractic Care for Pain

 

This hands-on therapy has been shown to help in treating neck pain and headaches. Read this brief overview.

 

Spine Pain and Treatments

 

If you have painful compression fractures in the spine, both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are explored. This article provides an overview.

 

Treating Foot Pain

 

To get the right treatment for foot pain, first you need to know the problem.

 

Knee Pain: From Types to Treatments

 

With today’s increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments.

 

Treating Lower Leg Pain

 

If you’re suffering from lower leg pain, you may wonder if it’s serious or something you can treat at home.

 

Alternative Therapy

 

Research shows that acupuncture and other non-medical treatments can provide pain relief.

 

Pain Medications: OTC and Prescription

 

This overview provides a look at the options for pain medication, including possible side effects. Read on.

 

Narcotic Pain Medications

 

Learn about risks vs. benefits of narcotics used to treat severe pain.

 

Nerve Block Injections and Pain (Local Anesthesia)

 

When a local anesthetic is injected, it causes a nerve block — which blocks the pain. Learn more about nerve blocks and how they’re used.

 

Trigger Point Injections

 

Learn about injections used to treat serious muscle “knots” called trigger points. Click here.

 

Spinal Cord Stimulation

 

Low-level electrical signals can block pain signals from reaching the brain. Read to learn more.

 

Spinal Drug Delivery Systems

 

These systems help people with cancer or chronic pain. Read this brief introduction.

 

Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pump

 

PCA pumps have many plusses in pain control. Read more about PCA pumps.

 

TENS (Electrothermal Therapy)

 

If you need short-term pain relief, TENS might help. Learn how TENS can scramble your brain’s perception of pain.

 

Bioelectric Therapy

 

This is a safe alternative to pain medication. Learn how bioelectric therapy can block pain messages to the brain.

 

Surgery and Pain

 

At the last resort, there are surgical options to treat pain. This article briefly describes them.

 

Treating Cancer Pain

 

It’s important to start cancer pain treatment as early as possible to get the most benefit.

 

Treating Pain in Children

 

The most difficult task involved in treating pain in children is obtaining an objective and accurate measurement of the pain.

 

Acupuncture Slideshow

 

Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It’s primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other conditions.

 

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain

 

In the past decade, strong evidence has accumulated regarding the benefits of mind-body therapies, acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements for treating pain.