Pain management specialists are concerned about a patient’s ability to function and their quality of life. When pain is chronic or complicated by other medical conditions, a patient may need to see a pain specialist.
A pain management specialist is often a physiatrist, rehabilitation physician or an anesthesiologist with sub-specialty training in pain management. These physicians develop treatment plans to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and help patients return to everyday activities quickly without surgery or heavy reliance on medication. To make sure all the patient’s needs are met, the physician may coordinate care through an interdisciplinary team of health professionals.
At Newbridge Spine and Pain Center our pain management specialists are most concerned with the patient’s overall quality of life. To that end, they treat the whole patient, not just one part of the body.