Everyone suffers from pain multiple times in his life time at some or other time, of some or other extent. When pain is acute and excruciating or long standing or recurrent it influences the person physically as well as emotionally, sometimes lead to depression, irritability and frustration. Physically the pain may not allow person to pursue his professional work, or may not allow to follow daily routine or so incapacitating that person is not comfortable even in bed.
As an Orthopaedic Surgeon since last 38 years, I see everyday many types of pain of varying etiology in almost all patients. Many of them I could treat but many I could not because of various technical reasons. Now it is well recognized that pain management, pain medicines, pain control or algiatry, is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering & improving the quality of life of those living with acute excruciating pain or chronic pain with disability.