Pain is complex; hence there are numerous pain treatments that are available — medications, therapies, alternative modalities and interventional techniques. Although science has made great progress in pain management, the current palliative and evidence-based treatments are inadequate to match patients’ needs. They not only fail in providing complete relief to patients, but they also have adverse side effects.
The good news is that with each passing day, better pain treatments and advanced techniques are being discovered. Thanks to ongoing research in pain medicine, doctors now have a host of novel treatment methods, which form a foundation for improved pain management in the future. These include: