So many times members here talk about their Pain Management doctors. I have referred to my physiatrist many times as my Pain management doctor.
Let me begin with some formal definitions:
A medical doctor with specialized training in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain medicine. Does not perform surgery
Pain Management Doctor
Pain management is a branch of medicine that applies science to the reduction of pain. It covers a wide spectrum of conditions including neuropathic pain, sciatica, postoperative pain
- Specializing in Acute and Chronic Pain
- Neurological and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
- Medical Acupuncture and Sports Medicine
- Rehabilitative Spine Care
What has set my physiatrist far above any of my other doctors is that she has assumed total management of my condition. She has been the one to schedule MRI's, X-Rays, Physical and Aqua Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Osteopathic doctors, Meditation therapy, referrals to other Spinal specialist and manages ALL of my medications.
I could not even begin to think where I would be today, if I had not started to see her back in 2006.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences