Patient Information about the Pain Management Center

Chronic pain is a persistent problem that is likely to affect almost everybody, either directly or indirectly, at some point in their lives. At the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pain Management Center, use the latest technology and scientific evidence to help reduce suffering among those with pain.

Chronic pain affects far more than the physical body. The stress of coping with pain can cause depression, interfere with sleep and the ability to do a job, lower one’s self-esteem, and strain relationships with family and friends.

Even when there is a known cause for chronic pain, there often is no cure. There are, however, treatments that can reduce pain and techniques that can help a person in pain to cope.

Many of our patients say that learning more about various ways in which pain can be managed, and hearing stories from patients who have found relief through the Pain Management Center, have been empowering and encouraging.