What Can a Pain Management Specialist Do for Me?

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All doctors treat pain. If you go to the emergency department because you have a broken bone, or you have stomach ache, or you have some other type of issue like appendicitis, then the doctors there, whether they are ER physicians or surgeons will try to treat that. The times that people go to a pain management specialists are when that type of pain is not responsive to the usual treatment.

So if you have pain that's not responding to the usual therapies for it like physical therapy or medication or surgery, then you might go to the pain management specialist to see what else can be done.