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Pain Management Terms

Pain management terms are explained by Physicians who practice pain management. What Is Pain?

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Achilles Tendon Injuries Achilles tendon injuries are common in people who do things where they quickly speed up, slow down, or pivot.


Acupuncture, as a form of traditional Chinese medicine, involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate nerve pathways and promote pain relief, making it a potential complementary therapy in pain management for various conditions.

Acute Pain

Acute pain management involves addressing sudden-onset conditions that typically endure for a brief duration, usually less than six months, aiming to alleviate discomfort and promote healing.


Addiction refers to a compulsive dependency on pain medications or substances despite the potential harm they may cause, often characterized by loss of control, cravings, and adverse consequences.

Adult Forearm Fractures

Adult forearm fractures refer to the breaking of one or both bones (radius and ulna) in the forearm, typically caused by trauma or excessive force.

Agreed medical evaluator

If you have an attorney, an AME is the doctor your attorney and the insurance company agree on to conduct the medical examination that will help resolve your dispute.


A medication or treatment that relieves pain.

Ankle Surgery

Ankle surgery refers to the medical procedure performed to address various conditions or injuries affecting the ankle joint, which may involve repairing ligaments, tendons, bones, or cartilage to improve function and alleviate pain.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury refers to damage or tearing of the ACL, typically caused by sudden twisting or pivoting movements, resulting in knee instability and potential functional limitations.


Arthritis is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the joints, resulting in pain, stiffness, swelling, and reduced range of motion.

Bioelectric therapy

Bioelectric therapy, also known as electrotherapy or electrical stimulation therapy, is a non-invasive pain management technique that utilizes electrical currents to relieve pain and promote healing.

Board Certified

Board Certified" refers to a professional designation that indicates an individual has met the specific requirements and standards set by a professional board or organization in their field of expertise. It typically involves completing a recognized educational program, undergoing rigorous training, and passing a comprehensive examination.

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