27 Sep 3 Reasons Why Chronic Pain Patients should See a Pain Management Specialist
Pain, acute or chronic, can negatively affect every aspect of your life. It can prevent you from leading a normal personal and professional life and keep you away from activities you enjoy. If this sounds familiar, you should see a pain management doctor right away.
Pain management doctors are trained in pain medicine and have the necessary expertise and tools to treat you so that you can find pain relief. The pain management doctors have undergone extensive training to diagnose and treat pain and its effects.
Treating the Source
Your physician may prescribe pain medication for your pain but that does nothing to treat the underlying condition causing pain. Pain management specialists, on the other hand, help you by treating the underlying injury or condition causing pain and not just the symptoms. Left untreated, the pain will continue and the underlying condition will worsen.
Pain affects the whole body and varies from one individual to another. That is why treatment requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. That is why the treatment plan designed by your pain management specialist could include physical therapy, massage, psychological therapy, interventional procedures/injections and medication management.
Since pain varies from person to person, your treatment plan will be customized specifically to you and your needs, symptoms and condition.
Modern pain medicine includes cutting edge treatments, such as nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation and regenerative treatments, such as PRP and stem cell therapy too!