When you are suffering from lower back pain or sciatica, you are desperate for some type of relief. If your condition is chronic, you should consider chronic back pain management to help you live with the pain. Without a chronic pain management program to help, you might find that your abilities to do normal daily activities are severely affected, possibly leading to inactivity, and depression which could lead to psychological problems. Once the psychological problems worsen, there will also be a worsening of the pain and the only solution under such circumstances will be to try a program to manage chronic back pain that will help in reducing the suffering, and perhaps can even eliminate the pain.The aim of any chronic pain management program is to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. The primary goals in the program are to assess, understand and treat your pain condition. Programs to manage chronic pain can be an extremely complex and frustrating experience for both the patient as well as their healthcare provider. There are two ways that chronic back pain management programs can provide relief–invasive means and non-invasive means, both of which work to give relief from chronic pain. No matter what method you use to get relief from chronic back pain, it will take time to work.Chronic back pain management can be accomplished with drugs (over the counter and/or prescription), exercise and products developed specifically for helping people deal and live with back pain. Those in treatment programs to manage pain may also experience tolerance, when the effectiveness of a drug levels out in the body requiring taking higher doses of the drug to achieve the same relief. Addiction to a drug used for management of pain can happen. This is just one of the reasons that you need to be in a program managed by professionals. Chronic pain management not only includes prescription drugs and surgery, but also alternative treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and diet and exercise. Management of pain can also include spinal adjustments that gradually relieve pressure between bones, on cartilage, and nerves.Management of pain can have physical and emotional benefits. The research on people undergoing pain management is very clear; the people who learn to effectively manage their pain are those who become actively involved in their own treatment.