Chronic pain is an especially debilitating condition that can seriously reduce your overall quality of life. Whether you suffer from neck, back, knee or any other kind of pain, you’ve probably done just about everything in your power to correct the issue. Your primary care physician likely doesn’t specialize in the identification and treatment of chronic pain conditions, so consider seeing a pain management professional.
Pain Management Professionals
Currently in the medical profession, there isn’t a single field officially dedicated to pain management. However, individual disciplines do have professionals who primarily focus on pain management (for instance, physical therapy, anesthesiology, interventional radiology and physiatry). Recent research indicates professionals in behavioral science, psychology and psychiatry can assist in the treatment of chronic pain.
Pain Professional Treatments
Pain management professionals work on many different kinds of pain. These include complications from back surgery (also known as failed back surgery syndrome) and challenging chronic pain resulting from any number of conditions. If your primary care physician is unable to treat your chronic pain, ask for a referral to a pain treatment professional or make an appointment (depending on your insurance policy). Pain Stop Clinics staffs a team of pain management professionals who can implement an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs.