http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation/managepain.htm " For thousands of years, doctors have been helping to relieve their patients' pain with a variety of medications and treatments. Like other areas of medicine, a new subset of doctors have become specialists in treating pain. They are focused on managing all types of pain - studying what causes it, how the body reacts to it, how different medications dull or eliminate the pain, and how other treatments can be used to relieve many painful conditions.
** DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN TREATING PAIN
.....What type of training does a pain medicine doctor have?
.....When would I need to see a pain medicine doctor?
.....What does a pain medicine doctor do? Can these doctors find out why I hurt?
** MEDICATIONS FOR MANAGING PAIN
** TREATMENTS FOR MANAGING PAIN
** PAIN TREATMENT CENTERS
.....Where can I find a pain treatment center, and how do I decide if it's the right one for me?