Re: Pain Management Dr: What does Pain Management mean?
Hey Nicker, I can only tell you by what I've learned through my one year experience with my PM Doctor and I have to add that like all doctors they are not all created equall and I learned this the hard way. As was mentioned below they help to manage your pain and with that said I was in physical therapy while seeing my PM doc and she first tried cortisone injections that didn't work to trying a wide veriety of medications untill I started talking talking to my phys. Therapist who told me of a couple options that I could try after I complained how dissatisfied I was with my doctor who just wanted to pump me up with drugs! Armed with new options I tried accupucture which did help but I had to go twice a week to be able to function normaly and with a copay it bece too costly and the other option was the Tins Unit which also did help but but I used it in conjuntion with pain meds.. If your looking to remidy your pain sitation and not simply "mask" it then a PMdoc is not for you but unfortuntaly there is a certain protocal that pacients have to follow before we can get to see an Ortho Surgen and sometimes trying to convince them that we really do need to have the surgery is another battle (for some not all). I guess it may have something to do with which HMO you're in.
Last edited by Administrator; 08-30-2012 at 12:54 AM.