Is pain management covered by insurance?
Pain management frequently makes use of multiple treatments and therapies, so your insurance may not cover all aspects of your pain management regime. In the case of pain management, it is important that you know your insurance plan, if you have any questions about what your insurance will cover, contact them and ask – or reach out to your pain management doctor to see if they might know whether or not what they are recommending will be covered by your insurance.
What does a pain management doctor do for you?
Pain management doctors are specialists who have undergone training in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of different types of pain. Pain can be the symptom of a variety of conditions, such as acute, chronic, and cancer pain, or a combination of conditions; it can also be the result of injury, nerve damage, surgery, or metabolic problems (i.e., diabetes). On occasion, pain can have no traceable problem or condition, but be the condition itself.
Physicians in the pain management field are specialists who have the knowledge and skills to treat pain conditions. These physicians have a wide breadth of knowledge when it comes to the physiology of pain, evaluating patients with complicated issues, understanding of specialized tests for the diagnosis of pain conditions, prescribing appropriate medication, and possess the skills needed to perform procedures designed to help with the alleviation of pain. They are also knowledgeable when it comes to the ever-evolving and changing treatment of pain; from new technologies to new techniques and medications that can be used in its treatment.
What do pain management doctors treat?
Pain management doctors treat a wide range of conditions that might result in pain, from acute to chronic pain. They specialize is in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of different types of pain – whether it is the result of an illness or an injury, chronic or otherwise. It is important to consult with both your primary care physician and your pain management doctor to make certain that their plan and recommendations are what will work best for you.
Why is it better to go to a pain management doctor?
Pain management specialists have received specialized training to be able to precisely diagnose and understand whatever pain you may be experiencing. They also receive heavy training and have a wide breadth of knowledge when it comes to the variety of evolving treatments of pain – which includes new drugs, techniques, and technologies. Unlike general practitioners, they focus exclusively on treating pain, devoting their efforts towards pain management.
Specialists in pain management also make use of a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of pain. In a pain management medical practice, the goal is to work with other medical practitioners to provide the best possible care to those suffering from pain. These approaches can include medication and other interventional practices, but also can include psychological and physical therapy, exercise, and diet – or even alternative medicine, such as acupuncture or massage therapy – and include other specialists, such as chiropractors and occupational therapists. Physicians who specialize in the treatment of pain work with others to create the best possible treatment plan for their patients’ pain.
Lastly, pain management is not a one-size-fits-all practice. What works best for one person will not necessarily work for someone else. Physicians in this field work with patients and other practitioners to find the best solution that works for the patient to best help alleviate and treat their pain. Thus, the resulting treatment plan will be different from one patient to another.
If you are in need of pain management, for an injury or a chronic condition, then we at Ahava Medical & Rehab Urgent Care Center are here for you. We have two locations in the Brooklyn area – one at 16 Sumner Place in Williamsburg, and one in Flatbush, at 2555 Nostrand Ave. You can also reach us by phone to book your appointment at either (718) 395-4807 or (718) 790-4270.