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How can I get started at a pain management clinic?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: Need referral
As dr. Ashley said you will need to be referred.
You did not say why you needed to be seen. Most back pain resolves on its own and does not need the evaluation of a pain doctor. If your pain (back or elsewhere) has gone on for more than 12 weeks and is not improving a pain management evaluation is certainly a reasonable option.

In brief: Need referral
As dr. Ashley said you will need to be referred.
You did not say why you needed to be seen. Most back pain resolves on its own and does not need the evaluation of a pain doctor. If your pain (back or elsewhere) has gone on for more than 12 weeks and is not improving a pain management evaluation is certainly a reasonable option.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Referral
Like other specialty services, pain management is best entered through referral from a primary doctor. This is valuable in helping to assess your specific problems and to focus the question for the specialist.

In brief: Referral
Like other specialty services, pain management is best entered through referral from a primary doctor. This is valuable in helping to assess your specific problems and to focus the question for the specialist.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain management
You can discuss your need with your pcp and he/she can refer you to a pain specialist.

In brief: Pain management
You can discuss your need with your pcp and he/she can refer you to a pain specialist.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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