Pain Management

Your pain is unique to you, and there are safe, effective ways to treat that pain. You can count on the MaineHealth staff to provide trustworthy care and to answer your questions about pain management.

What is pain management?

Pain management means controlling your pain through treatment plans made with your provider. These plans can include the following options:

  • Psychological therapy

  • Physical therapy

  • Exercise regimens

  • Acupuncture

  • Specific diet plans

  • Localized anesthetics

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers

  • Prescription drugs

  • Patient education and support

Developing a pain management care plan that is right for you

Patients may have acute pain or long-term pain that requires evaluation, management and treatment. Often, management for chronic pain requires a combination of treatment methods. To develop a care plan that best manages your pain, talk with your healthcare provider.