Algiatry is the branch of medicine specializes in pain management.

Typically involves an interdisciplinary team in the treatment and management of chronic pain.

Pain management team members:

  • medical practitioners
  • clinical psychologists
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • nurse practitioners

Treatment approaches of long term pain

  1. pharmacologic measures – analgesics
  2. tricyclic antidepressants
  3. anticonvulsants
  4. interventional procedures – epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, neurolytic blocks, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery system implants.
  5. physical therapy – physical exercise
  6. application of ice and/or heat
  7. psychological measures – biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy.

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