Improved pain management can be achieved through the appropriate use of medication (pharmacotherapy), injections (interventional therapy) and psychotherapy (both one to one psychotherapy and group pain management).
Headington newsletter 2014... "The world of anaesthesia and pain medicine was unveiled to students on Thursday when Dr Peter Cole gave a masterclass on the biology behind why we feel pain. He gave girls an insight into his typical working week, including his work as an Anaesthetist and Pain Consultant, and also described his work with plastic surgeons. Everyone was fascinated by what he had to say and the images he showed gave a true insight into life in an operating theatre.
At the end of the lecture, there were some stimulating questions asked by girls. Dr Cole had previously explained that depression can be a side effect of pain, so one girl was intrigued to know if depression can induce pain. However, the biggest question on all of the girls minds was asked by Mrs Quirk: "Do women have a higher pain threshold than men?" The answer was......no!"