Pain and Spine Specialists of Pennsylvania is composed of a highly qualified team of board-certified chronic pain management doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners dedicated to superior patient care. Our team of pain management specialists are well versed in different pain disorders and work hard to provide the safest and most effective treatments to restore our patient’s functioning and quality of life.
We treat patients with strategic and comprehensive care, providing skilled medical expertise to each patient. With extensive medical training in prestigious programs, our pain management doctors in Pennsylvania are best equipped to determine the best course of action for treating your pain.
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Why Choose a Pain Management Doctor?
A pain management doctor is a specialist in evaluating and treating a variety of different disorders that lead to pain, which may then turn into long-term, chronic pain. Pain management doctors have completed medical school, along with a general residency, and gone on to do fellowship programs in pain medicine. This means that they have specialized in this area and have more training than other types of doctors, such as a primary care physician. With the type of training that pain management doctors have received then they will know the research behind the best methods for treating your specific type of pain.
Pain management, such as prescription medication or physical procedures, originally was offered through anesthesiologists. Today, pain doctors can still be anesthesiologists or they can be physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. Pain management doctors are able to refer out to physical therapists if they are not already available in their office, and they can offer multiple types of pain interventions. Traditional methods of treating pain typically include prescription medication, either opioids, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), or some type of surgery (either invasive or non-invasive). Some pain management doctors use more alternative treatments or complementary therapies, as prescription medication like opioids can be highly addictive and surgery can leave people with long recovery times. Alternative therapies are those such as steroid injections or nerve blocks. Complementary therapies can include yoga, acupuncture, meditation, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. Overall, a pain management doctor will likely be able to provide more in-depth care for pain than a primary care physician.
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Our pain specialists in Pennsylvania will evaluate your pain and individual needs to map out a treatment plan, using some of the methods just mentioned. We offer new innovative treatments to help improve your overall well being and functioning in daily life. Our objective is to treat the whole person, rather than just treating symptomatically. We will also discuss your goals and what you expect out of treatment and highly consider those goals when devising your treatment plan.
What does Board Certified Mean?
A board-certified physician is someone who has voluntarily taken the extra step to seek this specialty certification, in order to demonstrate their knowledge in their specialized area of medicine. This credential is meant to show a physician's commitment to providing the highest level of care and keeping up with the latest treatments. To receive board certification, a doctor has to pass an exam that covers their medical and clinical knowledge, as well as their diagnostic skills. This is different from a state-issued license, which all doctors are required to have in order to practice medicine. After completing this rigorous assessment, the pain management doctor will be certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine.
Our pain doctors of Pennsylvania also make it a priority to remain informed of the current treatments and scientific research in pain management. Being knowledgeable in the most modern techniques and medical practices provides patients with the best care available to them. Our pain management providers regularly participate in Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and conferences to enhance their proficiency in the medical field for the betterment of our patient’s health and wellness.
When Should You See a Pain Specialist?
If you have moderate to severe chronic pain anywhere in the body then you may want to consider a pain doctor. Chronic pain is defined as pain that has lasted for at least three months and there are a variety of reasons a person may develop pain. Pain, especially chronic pain, can be the direct result of conditions like arthritis, sciatica, or fibromyalgia. Chronic pain can also, in turn, cause the occurrence of psychological disorders like anxiety and depression and a pain specialist should be able to help with these issues as well.
Persistent pain can rob you of the joys in life and a pain management doctor’s primary focus is to determine the direct cause of your pain and treat you appropriately with the most effective methods. If you are struggling to move or get things done in your daily routine or find that you cannot sleep throughout the night because of your pain then it’s time to see a pain specialist.
At Pain and Spine Specialists, we recognize that each patient has distinctive pain symptoms and unique needs based off of their conditions. Our expert pain management providers develop individualized treatment plans that allow patients to experience relief from their pain symptoms in a safe and ethical manner. First, our chronic pain doctors of Pennsylvania will collect your medical history and perform diagnostic testing. Then they will look into treatments that might work best for you and continue to monitor your progress, making any adjustments to your treatment plan as necessary. We are honored to serve our communities and take pride in the quality of care we provide.
To learn more about what to expect when you visit our office or inquire about our back pain specialists, please call (724) 603-3560 and speak to our dedicated team of medical professionals or go ahead and schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment today! Our Pennsylvania pain management doctors look forward to helping you get back to living a full and happy life, pain-free.
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