Information about chronic pain management is available on health-related websites such as WebMD, MedicineNet.com and Everyday Health. Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than six months. It can range from mild pain to pain that completely incapacitates the individual, according to WebMD.
Chronic pain management focuses on helping the patient return to the activities of daily life, including school and work. Techniques used in pain management include administration of pain-killing drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter analgesics, nerve-blocking drugs, opioids, anticonvulsants and COX-2 inhibitors, as MedicineNet.com explains. Other pain management treatments include biofeedback, chiropractic care, psychological counseling, acupuncture and physical therapy, depending on the location and type of pain.