The Pain Rehabilitation Center has many active research projects that seek to further knowledge and understanding of the nature and impact of chronic pain. Patients are frequently asked to participate in ongoing research projects that might enhance the center's efforts to help those in pain.

Comprehensive pain management programs similar to Mayo's have consistently been shown to be the most beneficial and cost-effective treatment approach for persons with chronic pain, compared to medications, surgeries, or implantable devices.

The Mayo PRC measures patients' outcomes based on level of improvement. Learn more about treatment outcomes.


Read articles about pain medicine written by Mayo physicians on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.