Pain Medicine Clinic
Pain can significantly impact a patient's recovery as well as their overall quality of life, which makes effective and efficient pain management crucial to their comfort, recuperation and emotional and physical well-being. The world-renowned pain medicine specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine have a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating pain. We treat pain as a complex condition, rather than a symptom, allowing us to deliver fast, personalized care that meets our patient's individual needs.
Complete, Multidisciplinary Care
Our pain medicine physicians play a critical role on medical teams across the organization, providing pain management, whether in chronic occurrence or during acute perioperative setting, to nearly every service line. Our pain medicine experts work closely with specialties, including orthopaedics, neurology, surgery, hematology/oncology, gynecology, gastroenterology and more. Dedicated to providing comprehensive care, these physicians also serve on multidisciplinary committees, such as the spine board and the oncology initiative. This team approach provides our specialists with in-depth knowledge of each patient's condition and enables the physicians to tailor their pain treatment plan.
Additionally, by providing dynamic, targeted pain medicine, our care extends beyond inpatient and outpatient care and continues throughout the patient's lifetime. We partner with you to provide ongoing pain management throughout the cycle of your condition and treatment.
Innovative Treatments to Complex Pain
Pain is a multifaceted condition that impacts each person differently. We recognize that each patient is unique and apply a modern and targeted approach to relieving suffering and restoring functionality. Additionally, we use a broad treatment strategy in order to minimize exposure to opioid therapy and its associated risks--optimizing results while minimizing negative impacts.