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What should I consider before choosing a pain treatment center?

There are many different forms of pain treatment and therapy, and one center may offer a service or specific kind of specialist that another center does not have. Some have pain medicine doctors on staff, and others may offer only nonmedical treatments such as acupuncture and massage therapy. Thus before consenting to treatment, it is best to find out what types of pain therapies are offered, what the specialists' credentials are (i.e. are they fellowship trained and board certified) and if they have successfully helped others with your type of pain.

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