Pain Management

At North Star Lodge, it is our goal to keep you comfortable during your treatment. Treating and controlling your pain is a primary concern. There are many options available for pain relief. Consult your doctor or nurse about your pain - they will likely be able to explain the cause and prescribe a treatment specifically for you.

When describing pain for your doctor or nurse, be as specific as you can about what you are experiencing. These words may help you describe your pain: nagging, dull ache, stabbing, burning, squeezing, cutting, tingling, shooting, pressing, flickering, itching, sharp, stinging, pricking, rushing, pinching, pulsing, gnawing, boring or cramping.

There are complementary treatments that, when combined with pain medications, may help control your pain. These include heat or cold packs, massage, pressure and vibration, exercise, repositioning, immobilization of painful area and relaxation, just to name a few.

Learn more by visiting Water's Edge: Memorial's Pain Relief Institute.

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