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Pain Management Treatment Options
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 physicians. When pain is not relieved with standard treatment, Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management should be the next step.
For more information about treatment options, please visit the Treatment Options section of this website.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many questions that patients with chronic pain may have, from treatment options available, to discharge instructions and insurance information. If you have any additional questions, you can contact us online.
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Get your questions answered live by William Welches, DO, PhD and Tanya Edwards, MD from Noon - 1 p.m. ET
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Get your questions answered live by Bruce Vrooman, MD from Noon - 1 p.m. ET
Take this opportunity and have your questions answered by our specialist, Bruce Vrooman, MD. Dr. Vrooman will discuss different types and causes of abdominal pain, how pain affects quality of life, ways to measure pain, and how best to communicate your experience of pain with your health care providers, family members, and others working with you.
Get your questions answered live by Daniel Leizman, MD and Santhosh Thomas, DO, MBA from Noon - 1 p.m. ET
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