Can I get relief for my type of pain?

If you have a serious illness and have been living with pain for a long time, you may feel discouraged or hopeless about finding relief. Perhaps you’ve been taking a number of medications, but with little or no result.

It’s important to recognize that there are numerous sources of pain, including:

  • Bone pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Tumor pain
  • Tissue pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Emotional/spiritual pain

Each one is treated by different types of medications or therapies. No single drug is good for all types of pain. It is important, first and foremost, that an accurate assessment be made so that the most effective medicines or combinations of drugs are prescribed. The keys to successful pain management are accurate assessment, constant monitoring of results and making adjustments, as needed.

Turn to the experts in pain and symptom management to get relief from your pain.

Learn more about controlling pain in serious or chronic illness.