Safe and Effective Pain Management
The challenge: a painful gap in knowledge
Sheila, a retired teacher, beat cancer, but the treatment left her with unbearable pain. Jackie, a sixth-grader, has lingering pain from a fractured leg that failed to heal. And Greg, a contractor, suffers daily back pain from a herniated disc. They are among the millions who experience acute or chronic pain every year. Yet pain remains under-researched, and the fragmentation of pain education, research, clinical care and policy impairs our understanding and effective treatment of pain.
Pain is a pervasive problem that the medical community has not yet addressed in a comprehensive way. The UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief hopes to address pain care with an interdisciplinary approach.