At University of Colorado Health, we don't just medicate your pain—we treat the problem that's causing it. It's our goal to return you to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible.
Why choose University of Colorado Health for pain management?
Our clinics in Fort Collins, Loveland, and metro Denver manage the most complicated pain cases in Colorado.
Our patients benefit from a comprehensive, multi-specialty team approach that often includes psychological and physical therapy evaluations. As doctors and researchers, we're continually studying new techniques for treating and managing pain. Patients have the opportunity to participate in research studies that test promising new treatments.
Strategies & resources for living with pain
Remember that you are not alone in having to cope with pain. The following tips may help:
- Explain to your family that pain can sometimes make you tired, sad, and irritable. Seek their support.
- Learn and practice relaxation techniques daily.
- Get regular exercise after seeking professional advice to help reduce pain.
- Make sure you get adequate rest.
- Reduce your level of stress.
Explore strategies from our online Health Library for managing chronic pain and dealing with your emotions.
What is Pain?
Pain is a complicated condition that affects some 75 million Americans. Pain may be your main condition, or it may be the result of surgery, disease, or accident. Pain can be:
- Acute (sudden and short-lasting)
- Chronic (lasting three months or more)
- Related to cancer
If you’re living with pain, you know it can cause considerable suffering and affect your quality of life. Relief is available at UCHealth.