Frequently Asked Questions
Pain Management Doctor Overview
Pain management doctors treat all different types of pain caused by trauma, surgery, nerve damage or induced by a disease, like diabetes. They are also experts of diagnosing and treating pain that does not have a clear cause. They use a range of noninvasive, non surgical treatments with complimentary therapies for the most effective treatment.
When should you go to the pain management specialist for pain?
You should see a pain doctor when you experience:
- 1. Back, lower back or neck pain
- 2. Pain that radiates from the hips legs and feet
- 3. Jaw pain
- 4. Leg pain and weakness
- 5. Hand or wrist pain
- 6. Fatigue
- 7. Stiffness, joint tenderness, muscle pain
- 8. Stabbing, shooting, sharp or dull ache in the head with nausea and visual disturbances
- 9. Cancer pain
- 10. Pain that does not subside after a disease or injury
Can pain management doctors prescribe medication?
Pain management physicians can prescribe medications like muscle relaxants, NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), anti-seizure medications, painkillers, narcotics and nerve blockers.
What does a pain management doctor do on first visit?
You can expect the doctor to ask about personal and family history. They will also ask about current requirements and can recommend a battery of tests to know more about the patient’s body. After the investigations, the doctor will create a treatment and care plan best suited for the patient.
What Does A Pain Management Doctor Do?
Pain management doctors aid in diagnosing, treating and managing a range of pain related conditions. They use surgical and non-surgical interventions for pain and find therapies that work best for their patients.