Pain is a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes a combination of these. Pain can also be caused surgery, injury, nerve damage, and metabolic problems such as diabetes.
A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain.
A pain medicine specialist :
– Has in-depth knowledge of physiology of pain
– Understands the specialized tests required for diagnosis
– Has a specialized approach to pain management
– Has the skills to perform pain-relief specific procedures