What is Pain Medicine?
Pain Medicine is a discipline of medicine involved in the management of patients, of all ages, with acute and chronic pain. These severe pain problems are treated as part of a multidisciplinary team and can be classified as:
- ACUTE PAIN (post-operative, post trauma/injury, pain as part of a medical condition)
- CHRONIC PAIN (persistant pain, also an illness in it's own right, includes conditions such as phantom limb pain and mechanical lower back pain)
- CANCER PAIN (pain directly due to the tumour or secondary to cancer treatment).