Chronic Pain FAQs

Why Choose PainMD Pain & Wellness Clinics?

Compassion and experience set us apart. PainMD clinics are led by board certified physicians specializing in pain management. At PainMD, our physicians and key staff focus on the most current, effective pain management therapies available. We’re dedicated to discovering the source of your pain and providing the best solutions. Our comprehensive care plans are designed to help you live your life to the fullest.

What Is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain occurs when aches and pains go beyond the normal period of recovery. If you’ve been suffering for more than 3 to 6 months, you are experiencing chronic pain. Even pain that is not constant may still be chronic. Regardless of your age or your health, ongoing pain that affects your daily life is not a normal condition. It demands immediate medical attention. In most cases, it can be effectively treated.

What Is The Difference Between PainMD And A Chiropractic Center?

The main difference is that we are a comprehensive, interventional physician-led pain management center that uses medications, injections and other procedural treatments to help patients with a full spectrum of pain disorders. Chiropractic offices most often focus mainly on the use of spinal manipulation to help those with chronic neck and back pain.

What Is Interventional Pain Management?

According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, interventional pain management is a “discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders.”

Interventional pain medicine utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach, in which a team of dedicated healthcare professionals, often from multiple specialty backgrounds, work together to provide a full range of treatments and services for patients suffering from chronic and/or acute pain.

The goals of interventional pain management are to relieve, reduce or manage pain while improving a patient’s overall quality of life. This approach utilizes minimally invasive techniques that are specifically designed to diagnose and treat different types of pain conditions. Interventional pain management also strives to help patients return to their everyday activities quickly and without heavy reliance on medications.

Do I Need A Referral Form From My Primary Care Provider Or Specialist?

You do not need a referral form from your primary physician or specialist unless your health insurance plan requires you to do so.

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