People who experience chronic pain understand how frustrating it can be to find relief. The goal of a pain management provider is to help patients who live with chronic pain function and maintain a good quality of life.
How Chronic Pain Impacts Quality of Life
A pain management physician helps patients control chronic pain through various treatment options. Primary care doctors are able to utilize some of the same treatments as pain management physicians, but some pain management treatments are complex and may result in negative side effects. When a primary care doctor is unable to control a patient’s pain, they typically make a referral to a pain management specialist.
Source: The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
Suffering from migraines, back pain or other chronic pain? Get control of your pain by talking with your primary care doctor about your symptoms, discussing treatment options and possibly getting a referral to a physician anesthesiologist.