Everyone experiences pain differently. This fact means that everyone’s pain has to be treated differently. Health care providers realize that managing pain is NOT a “one size fits all” approach and have begun to work with their individual patients to design customized approaches that combine medications and other therapies to manage pain to an acceptable level. This individualized approach places the patient in control of their pain management, as they try different combinations of therapies to arrive at the most effective method of managing their pain. The First Step to Pain Relief program offers the individual a number of pain management therapies that can be tried in combination or individually to help the patient manage their pain.