To schedule an appointment with one of our interventional pain management doctors, you must first see a primary care doctor to obtain a referral. In summary, your pain specialist can be viewed as your helping hand who understands hidden causes for pain, its emotional and social impact on your life.

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Areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Most of the pain specialists at Peter Mac are also interventional pain doctor and carry out a wide range of interventional procedures for pain both for cancer and for non cancer reasons. What does matter is supply and demand – big demand for doctors and small supply relative to that demand.

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It also will not improve access to care, as physicians deliver more than 99.8 percent of pain services, even in underserved areas. Studies have largely disproven the effectiveness of interventional treatments (such as trigger point injections) for widespread pain conditions like fibromyalgia. A correct diagnosis is the first and the most important step in the treatment of debilitating and unresolved pain.

The needle is heated until the medial branch is ablated, or unable to send pain signals for a long period of time. The practice of interventional pain management uses an array of treatment methods for chronic pain because the pain experienced can vary from mild to excruciating, episodic or continuous and be inconvenient or completely incapacitating.

According to my calculations, you’ll make, assuming interventional pain specialists 40 hours writing prescriptions. A facet joint injection is where a small dose of local anesthetic and/or steroid is injected directly into the facet joint to block the pain.

Radiofrequency waves are then passed through the needle to interrupt the pain signals the nerve sends to the brain for a long period of time. For more information, please visit our site http://www.sigmapain.com/