Pain management or pain medicine is the branch of medicine that specialises in the relief and management of people suffering from chronic pain. Pain management specialists usually work in co-ordinated multi-disciplinary teams that comprise occupational therapists, psychologists, and physiotherapists. Medication management, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, and surgery can also be used within pain management, depending on the circumstances and the cause(s) of the pain.
The British Pain Society is the. largest multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain within the UK. Their membership comprises medical pain specialists, nurses, physiotherapists, scientists, psychologists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals actively engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and in pain research for the benefit of patients.
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