Benefits of Pain Management Questions and Answers
At OmniSpine, we provide comprehensive pain management including a customized treatment plan that works best for you. Read on to find more about the benefits of seeing a pain management specialist. For more information, Call us today or visit us at a location near you in Mesquite TX, Frisco TX, and Desoto TX.
What can I expect at a pain management clinic?
You are finally deciding to take the leap and visit a pain management clinic for your pain. Congratulations! You are taking the first step in the right direction to a more pain free life. When visiting any pain management clinic, you will meet with one of the various nurse practitioners that assist with our main doctor. Your initial appointment may include one or more of the following depending what information we may have already received:
- Physical exam
- Medical history
- Pain assessment
- Diagnostic testing
- X-rays / Ultrasounds
We want to be clear that we provide pain management therapy solutions and treatments for all conditions of acute and chronic pain. Narcotic prescriptions is not the only way of a pain free lifestyle, our goal during your appointments, is to follow through with rehabilitation programs, work through the at home things we’ve asked you to complete or work through. Be prepared to come to your first appointment, and leave with more knowledge, understanding and work to start feeling better faster. We focus on the individual not just the pain. We want to know what works for you and what isn’t, because if you know something is not going to work out for you, you won’t do it, and you won’t feel better.
What does a pain management doctor do for you?
Pain management doctors are a specialized category of doctors that provide a higher level of training and experience than other primary care doctors as they diagnose and treat different types of acute and chronic pain that their patients are dealing with. Pain management doctors are under the same category as a primary care physician; however, they do a lot more than the average primary care doctor does in regards to pain management. The field of pain management has grown exponentially over the past decade and continues to become even more complex each year, making the work pain management doctors do not only important but specialized. A few things that pain management doctors do that other doctors do not:
- Perform specialized tests to diagnose chronic pain conditions on their patients
- Prescribe the appropriate medication and management it, these unique conditions need to be watched as the varying levels of severity are different in each patient
- Conduct procedures including spinal injections and nerve blocks
- Coordinate any additional care their patient may require including physical therapy, psychological therapy and rehabilitation
What are the benefits of seeing a pain management specialist?
While all doctors start off with the same training and educational levels of experience, primary care doctors and pain management doctors end up separating ways later on in their educational career. Your primary care doctor may be knowledgeable about a wide variety of medical issues pertaining to your health and physical wellness; however, they have not received the same level of training that pain management doctors have in regards to the required curriculum that is mandatory to understand of the resident. While schooling and their education and training is one aspect of the process, another is what the pain management doctors complete after medical school, which includes additional residencies, internships as well as fellowships that train specifically to the treatment of chronic pain. The additional training provides the doctor more insight into pain management while deepening their knowledge on chronic pain, and interventional methods that can help their patient reduce the suffering from the pain and increase their overall quality of life. Some of the main benefits that pain management doctors provide:
- Lots of experience and medical training in pain management
- Access to equipment that is specialized to help with treatment options that are mainly for specific types of chronic pain
- Can prescribe and manage different types of medication to help patients suppress their chronic pain.
At OmniSpine Pain Management, we welcome you to call us today or visit us at a location near you in Mesquite, Frisco, and Desoto, TX. We serve patients from Mesquite TX, Frisco TX, Desoto TX, Dallas TX, Plano TX, Garland TX, Forney TX, Cedar Hill TX, and Denton TX.
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