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.