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What're the differences between medicine & rehabilitation doctor and a pain management doctor?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

The medical speciality of physical medicine and rehabilitation (rehab doc, physical med doc, etc) is very broad.
Pain management is a subspecialty for these doctors. Some may choose to specialize in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal medicine or even palliative medicine. There is a difference just more specialized.

In brief: Many

The medical speciality of physical medicine and rehabilitation (rehab doc, physical med doc, etc) is very broad.
Pain management is a subspecialty for these doctors. Some may choose to specialize in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal medicine or even palliative medicine. There is a difference just more specialized.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
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Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
PMR- PHYSIATRIST SPECIALITY IS TOTAL CARE MEDICINE WITH PHYSICAL AGENTS AS PART OF CARE.REHAB MD IS INCHARGE OF PATIENT WHO RECEIVES P.T , O.T,SPEECH THERAPY, RECREATION TH, VOCATIONAL PLAN, SOCIAL WORKER, REHAB NURSE ETC.MOTTO IS --ADD LIFE TO YEARS ,AND ADD YEARS TO LIFE.PAIN SPECIALITY IS PART OF PMR. RECENTLY, MD TAKE A TRAINING FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT. ANESTHETIST DO INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEM
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology

In brief: Usually different

Rehabilitation doctors specialize in helping patients after injuries or strokes that cause loss of function.
Some rehabilitation doctors may choose to do further training in pain management. Pain management involves the management of chronic pain, which include prescribing medications and performing procedures that help with these pain conditions.

In brief: Usually different

Rehabilitation doctors specialize in helping patients after injuries or strokes that cause loss of function.
Some rehabilitation doctors may choose to do further training in pain management. Pain management involves the management of chronic pain, which include prescribing medications and performing procedures that help with these pain conditions.
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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