Pain is an unpleasant feeling or discomfort caused by injury, illness or emotional disorder. It can be acute or chronic. Pain management is mainly focused on alleviating your pain and enabling you to carry out day to day activities. Pain can be treated in a variety of ways and depends on the type of pain being experienced by the patient. Some of the most common treatments used for effective pain management include medications, anesthesia, RICE protocol, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and acupuncture.