During an interview with DocWire News, Shalini Shah, MD, vice-chair and associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and enterprise director of pain services at UC Irvine Health, and Nilesh Patel, MD, MBA, former pain specialist and vice president of medical affairs at Boston Scientific, talked about the current pain treatment crisis, how pain management has changed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the opioid crisis and the pandemic on pain management, and their predictions of what pain management will look like in a post-COVID-19 world.