Pain management utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to easing suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain. The typical pain management team includes medical practitioners, mental health professionals, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and nurse practitioners.  Pain sometimes resolves promptly once the underlying trauma or pathology has healed, and is treated with drugs that target the specific condition. Effective management of long term pain frequently requires the coordinated efforts of a pain management team.