In order to control ongoing pain, especially the kind of pain that is chronic or long-term, pain management is very important. There are several recommended methods of pain management, such as: prescribed medications, pain treatments, mind-body techniques, and psychotherapy.

There are two primary kinds of pain, acute pain, which can last mere moments and rarely evolves into chronic pain, which alternately persists for long periods of time. Chronic pain can be resistant to common medical treatments and severe problems can arise; because of this, pain management is a necessary and essential option for patients who suffer from chronic pain.