Not all chronic pain needs drugs or injections. Education about pain, its cause and meaning and giving advice and reassurance may be the best option. Pain specialists are well placed to offer this guidance. They are able to recommend other sources of help eg physiotherapy exercise, reading material. On occasion psychological help may be appropriate.
Working with Others
Painful conditions often need more than one type of treatment. Pain doctors can work closely with other health care professionals to maximise treatment success, including: