When Should I See a Pain Management Specialist?


You’ve probably heard of Pain Management Specialists.  You probably even know someone who has been helped by them. But that doesn’t help if you’re experiencing intolerable pain. The question that you (and many other patients) may have is…

“When should I see a pain management specialist?”

You Should See a Pain Management Specialist If Your Pain is Not Responding to Conservative Treatment

Sometimes traditional treatment isn’t enough and a specialist is needed. Some treatments that you may have tried (but haven’t worked) are:

  • Rest
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Pain medications
  • Activity modification

A Pain Management Specialist can determine why these treatments haven’t worked and the underlying cause of your pain. Once they do, an effective treatment plan can be put into place.

You Should See a Pain Management Specialist If the Physician You’re Currently Seeing Doesn’t Know What’s Causing Your Pain

Pain Management Specialists see patients across a variety of medical disciplines. The most common are:

  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Oncology
  • Internal medicine

For numerous reasons, the treating physician might not be able to identify the cause of pain and a referral to a Pain Management Specialist is necessary.

You Should See a Pain Management Specialist If You’re Experiencing Chronic Pain for No Reason

Nervous system abnormalities can cause chronic pain that’s not associated with an accident, injury, or medical conditions. In these situations, Pain Management can offer solutions that other specialties can not. Because Pain Management physicians have been trained to understand a wide variety pain conditions, they can recognize them and create effective treatment plans.

At The Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics, our Pain Management Team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to treat back and neck pain and uses the most advanced treatment modalities anywhere in New Jersey.  We have 9 locations across New Jersey and we utilizes the experience and expertise of Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeons, Interventional Pain Management any Physical Therapists to diagnose and treat conditions of the spine. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our awarded specialists!

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Wall, Brick, Toms River, Freehold, Red Bank, Lacey, Edison & Manahawkin

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