PAIN SPECIALIST

 

what is a pain specialist doctor ?

 

A pain specialist is a certified doctor with a subspecialty in pain medicine. To earn the subspecialty certification, the doctor must complete additional training and pass an exam. With every patient, a pain specialist doctor should establish these following goals:

 

  1  
Diagnosis

The pain specialist doctor understands, diagnoses and treats what is causing the pain.

  3  
Treatments

The pain specialist communicates and educates the patient about the different treatment options.

  2  
Level of Pain

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The pain specialist doctor reduces and manages the pain level: intensity, frequency and duration.

 

  4  
Self Management

The pain specialist educates how to self-manage the pain treatment at home.

 

  5  
Activity

The pain specialist improves the patient’s function and activity level.

  6  
Quality of life

The pain specialist doctor improves the patient’s quality of life.