University of Maryland Pain Medicine (UM Pain), a part of the Department of Anesthesiology of the UM School of Medicine, uses a team approach to provide compassionate and comprehensive services. We encourage active patient involvement in treatment plans that tailor therapies to reduce pain, promote coping strategies and improve function and the quality of life.

Chronic pain is a multifaceted and complex syndrome that adversely affects a person's physical, emotional, socioeconomic and spiritual well-being. It can disrupt human relationships, creativity, productivity and impact the quality of life. Because of this, UM Pain uses multiple strategies for each patient. UM Pain's approach to pain management includes any or all of the following:

At the UM Pain, we are committed to improving the lives of people with chronic pain. Our assessment, treatment and prevention services focus on enriching the lives of the people we serve. We integrate traditional and complementary medicine into our multidisciplinary team approach.

Treatment Goals

At the University of Maryland Pain Management Center, our treatment goals include:

  • Diagnose and treat chronic pain syndromes
  • Reduce pain and increase comfort
  • Increase the ability to manage pain and related problems
  • Increase physical capabilities and activities
  • Support the return to productive activity
  • Minimize the use of medications
  • Increase coping, self-care and stress management skills
  • Improve the quality of life

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the University of Maryland Pain Medicine at 410-448-6824.


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