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Why do I need to see a pain specialist?

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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management

In brief: Pain management

Your doctor usually refer you to pain specialist for more advanced treatment.
Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... Interventional pain management doctor has additional training in interventions such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation .....

In brief: Pain management

Your doctor usually refer you to pain specialist for more advanced treatment.
Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... Interventional pain management doctor has additional training in interventions such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation .....
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology

In brief: Nerve blocks

And other treatments that can improve function and quality of life on chronic pain patients.

In brief: Nerve blocks

And other treatments that can improve function and quality of life on chronic pain patients.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine

In brief: Extra resource.

The referral to a pain specialist is based on experience and comfort level of the primary physician.
He/she needs to be familiar with the medications and different modalities for treatment. Pain specialist has extra tools and resources and has a team to work with. It will make the pain management easier. Pain specialist has to work with primary doctor very closely.

In brief: Extra resource.

The referral to a pain specialist is based on experience and comfort level of the primary physician.
He/she needs to be familiar with the medications and different modalities for treatment. Pain specialist has extra tools and resources and has a team to work with. It will make the pain management easier. Pain specialist has to work with primary doctor very closely.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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