The mission for our department is to be the leader in patient care, education, and outcome oriented clinical and basic research in pain medicine. We believe that when you understand the nature of your pain, you are better prepared to manage it. That is why we devote ourselves to:
- Determining the cause of your 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 you regain control of your body and your life.
Due to the highly specialized nature of our department, we are able to offer patients the latest, most effective treatments for pain. Most of the treatments that are available through Pain Management are not widely available through community-based, general practice physicians. We recommend that people experiencing chronic pain start with their primary care physician. When pain is not relieved with standard treatment, Cleveland Clinic Pain Management should be the next step.