Pain can affect every aspect of your life. Even worse, pain in one area of the body can affect pain in other areas of the body as well, creating a snowball effect on your overall perceived pain levels. With a variety of specialists out there, it can be difficult to figure out who to turn to for help. If this scenario sounds familiar, it may benefit you to get an evaluation from a pain management doctor. Here’s why:
1. Knowledge and Expertise
Pain management doctors have the expertise, knowledge and tools to best treat you and help you find relief. The pain management doctors at Pain Medicine Group have undergone extensive training to understand pain and its effect on the patient as a whole.
2. Treating the Source of Pain
Often, providers are quick to treat pain with medications and while medication management is a tool in the treatment of pain, the underlying cause of the pain can be left untreated. Pain serves a tool to tell us something is wrong in the body. If the source of the pain is left untreated, it will continue, often times requiring more and more medication over time.
3. Multidisciplinary Approach
Because pain affects the whole body, a multidisciplinary approach to pain is necessary. That means that different providers and services will probably need to be involved in your care. This could include physical therapy, massage, psychological therapy, interventional procedures/injections, and medication management. Because pain varies so much from person to person, your treatment plan will be catered specifically to you and your needs.
So if you're experiencing pain and want to know more about what options are out there for you, call Pain Medicine Group at 941-365-5854 and we will serve you at our 3 convenient locations in Orlando, Sarasota, and Ft. Myers.