Chronic pain specialists are doctors who are specially trained to manage chronic pain. Usually, anesthesiologists are ideal doctors to manage pain since anesthesiology is a field that works to manage pain during otherwise painful procedures. Surgery, labor and other painful procedures require temporary pain management, while other conditions require longer term or chronic pain management.
Conditions like arthritis, back pain, muscle pain, nerve pain or even cancer pain require special pain management. A pain specialist is able to assess the patient’s medical history, review symptoms and create a specific treatment plan to manage each individual’s pain.
The pain specialist works in collaboration with other physicians in order to fully help the patient attain the most comfortable condition possible. The goal of the pain specialist is to minimize medication dependency while increasing the patient’s comfort and quality of life. Depending on the type and origin of pain, the pain specialist will perform minimally invasive procedures in order to minimize pain and increase the patient’s mobility and activity level.
If you experience chronic pain, call The Franklin Pain Center at or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an evaluation.