Pain management

The definition of pain by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Research indicates that the chances of success in pain management are higher when patients are treated by a specialized and integrated team. This field has existed globally since 1945 and in Brazil for over 25 years. Various techniques are combined and guided by a specialist physician to treat different types of pain, such as pelvic pain, headaches, lower back pain, cervical and thoracic pain, fibromyalgia and other muscular pains, arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and neuropathic pain.

The pain specialist can prescribe analgesics in an individualized manner, perform nerve blocks that transmit pain to the brain, and recommend physiotherapy, psychotherapy in some cases, massages, exercises, and acupuncture. All these interventions aim for a single objective: the improvement of pain, capacity, and functionality in daily activities.