What is a Pain Management Doctor?
Pain management doctors have a specialized focus in pain control, management and rehabilitation. Many times pain management doctors will work closely with a Medicare, Medicaid, or other licensed health care providers. Pain management doctors also have advanced training, making them an even better match when you suffer with chronic pain.
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While your regular doctor may and will help in certain instances, for more complex cases of acute pain they will likely refer you to a pain management doctor.
What is an Interventional Pain Management Doctor?
An interventional pain management specialist is a doctor who uses different methods to treat different kinds of patients. There are several different types of interventional pain management practices available, including pharmacological, invasive, physical, as well as noninvasive methods. An example of an interventional pain management procedure would be surgery, physical therapy, laser therapy, interventional radiography, as well as exercise and movement therapy.
What are the different areas of specialization for Pain Management doctors?
The field of interventional pain management doctors offers quite a few specialties, including:
Pain specialists not only take care of patients who suffer with chronic pain, but also those with many different kinds of pain, as well.
This type of doctors will often treat patients at one clinic and even work remotely from one to another depending on their needs.
So what is a typical visit with a pain doctor or pain management doctor?
When you first make an appointment with a doctor, the first thing that might happen is that you will be asked about your current lifestyle and what pain you have been experiencing. During your first visit, the doctor will ask about the number of times you have visited your regular doctor in the past year, and he will ask you questions about your symptoms. For instance, did you have any new injuries recently? You will also be asked if you have had any infections in recent weeks or months, and whether or not you are suffering from fever or chills.
After your first visit, your medical professional may prescribe a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID - or discuss alternative natural options.
Prescriptions drugs, foods, and natural remedies can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain for some people, but not all. Therefore, if you do not treat pain at its source, you will not be able to completely heal from your injury or illness. If you continue to experience problems after your first visit, our OMNI Virtual Doctors Online pain clinics throughout the country provide a wide range of services to treat pain in a variety of situations - traditional and natural.
If your doctor cannot offer you an adequate treatment plan, you should contact our OMNI Virtual Doctors and Pharmacists pain clinic for a free consultation. If you choose this option, you should make an appointment to speak one-on-one with one of our interventional pain management specialist to discuss your options with a trained professional who can help you find relief.