All About Pain
What is Pain Management? Pain Management is the act, manner or practice of managing pain, handling or control of an unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder. Treatment for chronic pain is best understood and accomplished by a physician specializing in pain management.
What Is A Pain Management Facility? It is a facility that specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of pain problems under the direction of a Medical Doctor. A comprehensive history of the pain problem is taken and a complete physical examination is carried out. Any available previous medical records are reviewed and a description of your pain problem is analyzed. Additional studies, such as X-rays, MRI, CT-scan or laboratory work may be ordered to assist in diagnosing the cause of the pain. A treatment plan is then established that is best for your type of pain. Modern medicine is rapidly advancing. There are many types of treatments available. Pain differs from person to person, so a treatment plan is designed to each individual’s needs. Treatment can include a single approach or a combination of medications, therapies and/or procedures.
How To Locate A Pain Management Physician/Facility. To locate a pain physician, please visit our Physician’s Location Directory (Find a Physician). We have listed many physicians and will continue to update as new physicians register. Some of the physicians will have a linked web site where you will be able to find information regarding location of office/s, hours, types of treatment available and other related information. Please be cautious of online practices – meaning those who practice medicine online without ever seeing the patient in person. In many cases this type of practice is considered unethical and/or illegal. Please check with your states medical examiners office to verify.
We Are Here To Help. In an effort to help you better understand your illness/disease, we have provided information regarding chronic pain, history of pain, types of treatments available, helpful medical links, support group information, self-help suggestions and a variety of information that, we hope, will be beneficial. All information provided herein is for educational and informative purposes only. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating any health problem. We cannot provide specific information regarding your condition. You are encouraged to consult your private physician. There is no miracle cure or magic bullet. Let knowledge become your best friend. The more you know about your illness/disease, the better you will be able to cope with and manage your pain as well as relate to your physician. Working together as a team will yield better results.
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The DoctorsForPain.com Team