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What is a multidisciplinary pain management team?

What is a multidisciplinary pain management team?

Pain Team: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. This may also include acupuncture, massage, pain psychology and rehab. ...Read more

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What makes up this "team" of providers for interventional pain management ?

What makes up this "team" of providers for interventional pain management ?

Pain team: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. This may also include acupuncture, massage, pain psychology and rehab. ...Read more

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What to recommend for pain management?

Depends: The first decision to be made typically is to better understand the cause of the underlying pain. Without an accurate diagnosis, treating the pain will be futile. ...Read more

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What happens at a pain management appointment?

What happens at a pain management appointment?

Pain Eval: Like any medical encounter a full history and physical examination is performed to evaluate your complaints. The quality, intensity, relieving and exacerbating factors are important to elicit. Both successful and less successful treatments will be reviewed. Your functional status and goals will be assessed. Chronic pain is usually not fully eliminated, but any reduction can improve your life. ...Read more

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What to expect at a pain management appointment?

Expectations: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. ...Read more

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What is pain management? Who specializes in this?

Specialized field: In order to be a board certified pain management specialist you must have completed an internship then a residency in anesthesiology / physical medicine and rehab / or neurology and psychiatry. You must be board certified by the american board of medical specialties in one of these fields then complete a fellowship in pain management, and pass the pain boards. Demand this from ur doctor. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for better pain management?

Pain tips: Practices that offer a comprehensive approach are the best. This means the practice support comprehensively addressing the history of your chronic pain condition, reviewing diagnostic tests and or order new ones, performing a detailed pertinent physical examination, then designing an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors in 21230 area?

Pain management doctors in 21230 area?

Pain Md: Do a google search. Also contact the local medical society. You could also check asipp.Org, or asa.Org. ...Read more

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What are pain management doctors like?

All are different...: But they share the fact that the focus of their practice is on treating pain. Some use only medical management, which is mostly medication and physical therapy, where others use interventional techniques to treat pain. Most will use some combination of both. Recommend going to someone who has special training in pain or has experience in treating pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How good is acupunture for pain management?

Can be very good: Acupuncture is highly effective for many pain conditions but ineffective for others. It is used throughout asia and europe. The United States appears to slow in accepting it. It is being fully embraced my the army, navy & air force with more & more military physicians being trained in medical acupuncture every year. ...Read more

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How good is acupunture for pain management?

How good is acupunture for pain management?

Accupuncture: Accupuncture is known to be effective adjunct therapy for painful conditions. Its effect depends on your painful conditions. Please be patient with acupuncture treatment. ...Read more

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Do i need a referral to get into pain management?

Pain management: It depends on your insurance. Some insurances require referral, while others don't. Please contact your insurance for more information. ...Read more

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What's a good pain management plan for headaches?

What's a good pain management plan for headaches?

Start with OTC: The worst headache of your life deserves a trip to the er. But otherwise over the counter meds work for many people. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works for me. Excedrin is also good. Of the nsaids naprosyn (alieve) is often preferred by neurologists. Severe headaches such as migraines my require prescription meds best advised by your primary dr. Try keeping a log of your headaches. It can help your dr help you. ...Read more

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How much should an initial pain management visit cost?

Pain management visi: I assume you are in usa. This visit is usually very in depth and involves looking at all your records and testing expect to be charged anywhere from $150-$250. Keep in mind there is a lot of geographical variability in charges. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone only for people who need serious pain management?

Suboxone: This used for people who have addiction issues. It's is controlled. Suboxone can be used in pain but that is not what it is intended for in the usa. ...Read more

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Can there be an age limit on being able to get pain management?

Age Limit: No. However, some practices will not admit young children or minors. I recommend checking with the group you are looking into. ...Read more

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How common is it to be prescribed methadone for pain management?

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How common is it to be prescribed methadone for pain management?

Methadone: Methadone is a narcotic medication. It is commonly known as medication for narcotic addiction. However, it's not uncommon to see Methadone used for chronic pain conditions. ...Read more

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What kinds of symptoms do interventional pain management specialists treat?

Unpleasant sensation: The symptoms of pain include any unpleasant sensation. The pain may be described as sharp, electrical, or burning. Constant or intermitten in occurrance. Aggravating and alleviating factors should also be noted. Where the pain originates from and where it spreads to is helpful in identifying the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Please help! pain management is getting me nowhere, quality of life sucks! what to do next?

Depends on cause: Typically pain management is undertaken after the cause of the pain is determined. Other options would include physical therapy or perhaps surgery if the underlying condition is amenable to it. ...Read more

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