City Hospital Pain Management Center provides outpatient and inpatient diagnosis, education and treatment. Pain Management physicians typically treat patients with acute pain, chronic pain or cancer pain.
- Acute Pain is temporary. It may last from a few seconds to several months. This pain usually goes away as normal healing occurs. Pain due to an injury or pain due to childbirth are examples of acute pain.
- Chronic Pain lasts far beyond the time of normal healing. It may be the result of an injury that did not heal properly or may be due to other reasons such as nerve damage, cancer or arthritis. Neck pain, lower back pain and migraine headaches are examples of chronic pain.
- Cancer pain is another condition that can be managed by a pain management physician. Pain may be due to cancer surgery or treatment procedures, including radiation therapy and chemotherapy, or the tumor itself. The pain management physician can treat the pain while the patient continues to receive cancer treatment.