Whether long-lasting or recently developed, pain can interfere with the quality of people's lives -- restricting activity and even causing them to become depressed. Some people come to Cleveland Clinic seeking relief from short-term or acute pain usually caused by an injury or surgery. Most people who use the department's services suffer from long-term or chronic pain, which doesn't always have an easily identifiable cure.
The Pain Management Center works to identify the source of people's pain, alleviate or ease the pain and teach patients to manage it so they can return to a normal, productive lifestyle as soon as medically possible.
Cleveland Clinic healthcare professionals believe when patients understand the nature of their pain, they are better prepared to manage it. That is why Cleveland Clinic devotes itself to:
- Determining the cause of people's pain through advanced diagnostic tests
- Easing or eliminating pain using state of the art medical and interventional treatments
- Improving functional capabilities through aggressive, personalized physical therapy programs
- Teaching skills that will make coping with pain easier and will help patients regain control of their lives
If you are experiencing pain and would like to visit the Center, please talk with your family physician and ask to be referred to us. The Pain Management Center at Cleveland Clinic offers an excellent opportunity for lasting pain relief while teaching people how to manage pain in a way that permits them to lead productive lives.