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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can i ask my doctor to refer me to a pain mang doct for severe joint pain mainly in my knees or can i call myself cause i can't take the pain?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Most definitely: Best to see a pain management doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. Very justifiable to get a referral.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Wrong approach: See a rheumatologist first. Treating the cause of the pain will be more effective than just taking stronger and stronger pain meds.
Dr. David Dechellis
Pain Management 13 years experience
Also any physician that specializes in musculoskeletal pain such as a physiatrist, orthopedic, or sports medicine physician.
Feb 16, 2013

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