What is pain management?
Pain management is a branch of medicine born out of the need for treating all types of pain, including back pain, spine pain, sciatica, knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, trigeminal neuralgia and cancer pain. This branch is dedicated to evaluate and diagnose all types of pain and apply interventional techniques for the treatment of patients suffering from chronic pain.
Interventional pain management techniques work as a bridge between medical and surgical management of pain. Pain management effectively helps thousands of people each year to avoid major surgery.
Pain Management Specialist
A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. Highly skilled in their craft , pain physicians have specialized knowledge and skills to treat these conditions.
A pain management specialist have an in-depth knowledge of the physiology of pain, the ability to evaluate patients with complicated pain problems, understanding of specialized tests for diagnosing painful conditions, appropriate prescribing of medications to varying pain problems, and skills to perform procedures such as selective nerve blocks, radio-frequency ablation, diagnostic & therapeutic nerve blocks, intradiscal procedures, implantation of intrathecal opioid pumps and spinal cord stimulators and other interventional techniques.
With an increasing number of new and complex drugs, techniques, and technologies becoming available every year for the treatment of pain, the pain management physician is uniquely trained to use this new knowledge safely and effectively to help their patients.