Pain management is the medical specialty born out of the need for treating all types of pain, including musculoskeletal, spinal and neuropathic pain disorders. With an accurate diagnosis and early intervention, we hope to help patients avoid spiraling into a state of chronic pain, or at least reduce the severity of pain, and improve patients’ quality of life. Minimally invasive procedures and proper use of medications are implemented to achieve those goals.
Pain management effectively helps thousands of people each year and is an area of concentration that primary care physicians, orthopedists, neurologists and other healthcare providers increasingly rely on for their patients.
What is a Pain Management Physician?
Our physicians specialize in treating your pain and in order to do so they are trained in either physiatry or anesthesiology and have subspecialty training in pain management.
Physiatrists, also called physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move.
Anesthesiologists are trained to help alleviate chronic pain through a range of interventional and minimally invasive procedures.
In addition to a degree, many of our physicians have completed a fellowship or specialized training in pain management. This instruction gives physicians an in-depth knowledge of the physiology of pain and its proper diagnosis through specialized tests. It also enables pain specialists to implement highly specific treatment options that may include minimally invasive procedures and medication management strategies to ease the symptoms.