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No one should live with unmanaged pain
All of us experience pain. Pain can result from an injury, recovery from surgery or medical condition. And it can make life physically and emotionally challenging.
Through Pain Management Services at UW Health, our specialists offer treatments to reduce discomfort and make life easier.
Conditions and treatments
A full range of treatments to help you
There are many types of pain and many ways to treat it.
Whether your discomfort is related to bone, muscle or nerve problems or a health issue like cancer or migraine, we can help to diagnose and manage your pain. We’ll help lessen pain’s impact and put you back in charge of your life.
Conditions we treat
We treat all types of pain. Among the most common are:
Complex regional pain syndrome
Joint hypermobility syndrome
Medication overuse headache
Nerve (neuropathic) pain
We use a variety of treatments and services to manage pain. The treatments we recommend will be based on your condition and needs.
Advanced pain procedures
Behavioral health care including health psychology
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Physical and occupational therapy
Biofeedback and hypnosis
Programs and research
Helping you find relief
Everyone’s pain is unique, so we have unique programs to meet your needs.
In our Pain Management Clinic, we assess and diagnose chronic pain. Then we develop treatment plans to manage that pain. Experts from different specialties work together to help you find relief.
Our Interventional Pain Program uses injections, implantable devices and other treatments to control your pain. Our goal is to help you function better.
Physical and occupational therapists work with you to help you become more comfortable and better able to do the things that matter to you. Our Rehabilitation Program offers personalized exercise programs, hands-on treatments and other therapies.
Health psychology focuses on the connections between mind, spirit and body. We use many techniques to support you in making lifestyle changes to reduce and manage chronic pain.
Our inpatient pain program serves people who are in the hospital. We care for those recovering from surgery, trauma and other health issues.
We use several tests to diagnose pain and plan treatment. Radiologists and other specialists are often involved in this care.
People with cancer may have sudden or ongoing pain. Cancer doctors, anesthesiologists, palliative care specialists and rehabilitation providers work together to address this discomfort. We place special emphasis on treating pain early, before it becomes more severe.
We are committed to do all we can to quickly treat your child’s pain and discomfort. We use both non-drug techniques as well as medicines to keep your child comfortable. Our staff helps you choose which pain management methods are best for your child.
Meet our patients
Pain ruled Liz's life 15 years after back surgery, and medication introduced unpleasant side effects. The pain got so bad Liz says she was suicidal, but her life turned around when UW Health pain management doctor Nalini Sehgal, MD, recommended a pain pump to ease Liz's suffering.
Meet our team
Experts to ease your pain
Our team approach helps you receive the best care possible.
Providers from several specialties have roles in managing pain. These include:
Musculoskeletal imaging and intervention
Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Psychiatry and health psychology
Your source for hope, help and better health
Our pain management clinics and programs serve patients at several locations in Madison. We also have clinics in Mauston and Prairie du Sac.
Patient and support services
Chronic pain resources
These resources can help you learn more about chronic pain and how to cope with it.
Our health psychologists offer several group meetings. These meetings help you learn about managing pain. They also allow you to get support from others dealing with similar challenges.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Living Well Beyond Your Pain
Headache Management and Coping Group
Lifestyle Skills for Chronic Pain
Mind-Body Medicine Group
Pain Management and Coping Group
Positive Emotions: Creating Resiliency with a Chronic Pain Problem
Skills for a Happy Heart