Introduction to Pain Management
Pain management is a branch of medicine that applies science to the reduction of pain. While some types of pain can be chronic, such as headaches, and others acute, such as from surgery, the field of pain management treats all of it as a disease. This allows for the application of science, and the latest advances in medicine to relieve your pain.
What do PainManagement Specialists do ?
Pain management doctors are specialists with a high level of training and experience in diagnosing and treating different types of acute and chronic pain. You may wonder what pain management doctors do that is different from your primary care physician, and the answer is a lot. The pain management field has grown over the years and continues to become more and more complex, making it that much more important to work with a specialist. Here’s a list of what pain management doctors do that a primary care physician cannot:
Perform specialized test for diagnosing chronic pain conditions
Appropriately prescribe and manage medications to unique conditions at varying levels of severity
Conduct procedures like nerve blocks and spinal injections
Coordinate additional care, including physical and psychological therapy or rehabilitation