Pain management doctors specialize in alleviating all different types of pain. They are trained in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pain. There is acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain or a combination of these. There are many different reasons that pain can arise. Most commonly, pain results from surgery, injury, nerve damage, and metabolic problems like diabetes. Some people experience pain that has no obvious cause, leaving doctors baffled, but pain management specialists can help the patient find some relief.
Symptoms and Treatments of Pain?
Pain causes discomfort, soreness, tightness and sometimes stiffness. Pain can be described in different ways, such as shooting, burning, aching or electrical. Types of common chronic pain medication are NSAIDS, Acetaminophens, antidepressants, anti-seizure medications and steroids. Other ways to manage pain is through physical therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, epidurals, TENS therapy, meditation, relaxation techniques, heat and cold therapy and massage.