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A Few Facts You Might Not Know About Pain Management Specialists

The clinical management of pain is a complex process – it’s not just the prescription of pain medicine (and in fact, most pain management methods are designed to reduce patient reliance on medications). 

Physicians who enter the field of pain management work tirelessly to expand their knowledge of pain-relieving therapies and procedures. At Center for Pain Management, our pain management physicians are all anesthesiologists who are board-certified in pain management, but they may have different areas of focus, such as treating sports injuries or managing cancer-related pain.  Read on to learn a few facts you might not know about pain management and pain management specialists. 

Pain Management is Both a Science and an Art

Because every patient is a unique individual, the field of pain management is not an exact science – the same treatments may produce different results in different people. Physicians consider a number of factors when developing a treatment plan, such as a patient’s age, overall health, and underlying health conditions, and any previous therapies or surgeries. 

When evaluating a new patient, a pain management specialist typically recommends the least invasive treatment, progressing to more advanced techniques if initial treatment does not adequately control pain. That’s the “art” of pain management – using a creative and flexible approach to achieve the best results for patients. 

Physicians Continue Learning Long After Medical School

Center for Pain Management’s physicians participate in ongoing education, as new therapies and technologies emerge in the field of pain management. Some of the treatments that our physicians have mastered over the years include: 

  • mild® – A Medicare-covered treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis, mild is a patented technology that removes excess tissue or bony overgrowth from the spine through an incision the size of a baby aspirin. (Like all procedures we offer, mild does not require an overnight stay). 
  • Vertiflex Superion Implant – Also a treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis, the Vertiflex implant is a small device that creates space between the spinal vertebrae, preventing them from compressing spinal nerves. 

Talk to Someone Who Understands

The physicians at Center for Pain Management understand the frustration of living with chronic pain. Helping patients manage their pain and lead happier, healthier lives is what we do here, and we’d like the opportunity to help you, too. Find out what a pain management specialist can do for you. Call us at (317) 706-7246.

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