Pain Management Anesthesia

Strong relief for your acute or chronic pain

Pain takes a toll on your quality of life. Whether your pain is the result of an injury, surgery or a chronic condition (that you’ve had for a long time), when you need serious pain relief, pain management anesthesia can help.

Anesthesia for Pain

You might see an anesthesiologist depending on the type and source of your pain. You would see him or her along with a specialist such as a neurologist to talk about pain management.

Specific Treatments

Anesthesia-related treatment for pain may include:

  • Injections – Local anesthetics (medications) are injected in or near nerves to reduce pain and inflammation in a particular area of the body
  • Nerve blocks – Injections of medications into large nerve clusters to reduce pain in a particular area of the body
  • Electrical stimulation – Nerve stimulation through the skin to reduce pain with a small, handheld device Opioid medications – Oral medications (pills) to manage pain

Understanding Anesthesia for Pain Management

Anesthesia for Pain

You might see an anesthesiologist depending on the type and source of your pain. You would see him or her along with a specialist such as a neurologist to talk about pain management.

Specific Treatments

Anesthesia-related treatment for pain may include:

  • Injections – Local anesthetics (medications) are injected in or near nerves to reduce pain and inflammation in a particular area of the body
  • Nerve blocks – Injections of medications into large nerve clusters to reduce pain in a particular area of the body
  • Electrical stimulation – Nerve stimulation through the skin to reduce pain with a small, handheld device Opioid medications – Oral medications (pills) to manage pain

Be sure to write down in advance the questions you want to ask your provider so you don’t forget them at your appointment. Your questions may include:

  • Are pain injections safe?
  • Have any of your patients had bad reactions?
  • How many treatments will I need?
  • Do these treatments hurt?

Questions to Ask Your Provider

Be sure to write down in advance the questions you want to ask your provider so you don’t forget them at your appointment. Your questions may include:

  • Are pain injections safe?
  • Have any of your patients had bad reactions?
  • How many treatments will I need?
  • Do these treatments hurt?

MedlinePlus

This National Institutes of Health website provides many links to helpful resources including information about types of pain and lists of clinical trials for new therapies.

Resources

MedlinePlus

This National Institutes of Health website provides many links to helpful resources including information about types of pain and lists of clinical trials for new therapies.

Patient Stories for Pain Management Anesthesia