September is Pain Awareness Month, and the 2020 theme is #MyPainPlan, which focuses on the importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain care.
At UF Health, we are committed to preventing and treating acute and chronic pain through various techniques.
If you have pain that’s interfering with your day-to-day priorities, whether that involves loved ones, work, or recreational activities, we can help restore your pain-free life. UF Health Pain Medicine uses teams of experts from different specialties to diagnose and treat your troublesome pain.
- An estimated 1 in 5 people in the world population experiences some form of chronic pain.
- In the United States alone, 50 million people suffer from chronic daily pain.
- 19.6 million have high-impact chronic pain (chronic pain that frequently limits life or work activities)
The most common types of chronic pain include:
- musculoskeletal pain (e.g., chronic low back pain, neck pain, arthritis pain)
- neuropathic pain (e.g., peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia)
- functional pain syndromes (e.g., fibromyalgia, chronic migraine, chronic pelvic pain)
- chronic pain after surgery
- complex regional pain syndrome
- cancer pain
Treatments include medications, nerve blocks, and long-term advanced procedures such as MILD®, spinal cord stimulators, dorsal root ganglion stimulators, sacroiliac joint fusion, endoscopic disc decompression, and interspinous spacers.