The first visit with your Pain Management Doctor is to provide a thorough evaluation that includes:
- History of the painful condition
- Physical examination review
- Review of any notes, X-rays, MRIs, laboratory studies and other information
Following your initial evaluation, a treatment regimen will be recommended and is individualized for each patient and varies depending on the nature of the condition.
The multi-disciplinary approach is utilized to manage complex and difficult pain conditions. The Pain Management physician performs pain-relieving procedures and serves as a consultant to other physicians. This involves counseling patients and families, prescribing and supervising rehabilitative and behavioral health services, as well as recommending and prescribing medications useful in the treatment of chronic pain.