5 Benefits of Seeing A Pain Management Specialist

Pain management specialists are exactly as the name suggests, however, have you ever wondered about the benefits they offer to patients? There’s a reason this niche exists, and it’s because pain is very prevalent, complex, and requires special attention and care. Studies indicate that 1 in 4 Americans are living with some form of chronic pain. A pain management specialist treats many types of long-lasting, chronic, pain such as low back pain, nerve pain, and arthritis pain. If you’re looking to have your pain managed effectively and protect your quality of life reach out to Dr. Javier Placer for a comprehensive pain assessment. Dr. Placer is certified in Interventional Pain Management and has helped countless patients, managing and treating their pain

1. Additional Training and Certifications

A pain management specialist has received additional training and certifications to earn their title, more so than most primary care physicians. This provides them with additional education that is focused on the practice of pain management, which makes them uniquely qualified to treat chronic pain and other disorders.

Being specially trained to treat pain allows experts to offer treatment with confidence, safety and efficiency. Other primary caregivers may be uncertain about the best ways to manage pain, and may unknowingly avoid offering treatment.

2. Pain Management Specialized Equipment

Pain management specialists have specialized tools and techniques at their disposal, designed to help achieve precise diagnosis and help with administering treatment. Primary care physicians will have equipment that is suitable for general health concerns, but they will not be equipped to diagnose and treat advanced pain conditions

If pain is affecting your quality of life, consulting with a pain management specialist will yield the best results.

3. Experience with Your Condition

It can be frustrating to explain your symptoms, detailing your experience, only to have a health professional be unable to offer a solution.

Another benefit of consulting with a pain management specialist is that we have seen a wide range of pain conditions and pain disorders – and we have created best practices and protocols around how to effectively manage them. There is less uncertainty and more decisive action.

Some of the Conditions That a Pain Specialist Treats Include:

Pain Disorders Caused By Tissue Injury

  • Osteoarthritis (usually in the knees or hips)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease – affecting small joints like fingers, wrists)

Nerve Pain or Nervous System Pain Disorders

  • Stroke (post-stroke pain recovery)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain due to shingles, HIV, diabetes)

Mixed Pain Disorders

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Cancer

4. Focused Treatment

Often, a primary care physician’s main goal is to uphold your general health and wellbeing. This includes a wider scope of health concerns, at a less comprehensive level. On the other hand, Pain management specialists have a singular focus, which is uncovering the source of your pain and determining the best way to provide short-term relief, and long-term management or recovery.

5. More Treatment Options

Because pain management specialists have additional training and expertise, they are able to offer you a more comprehensive range of treatment options.

This can involve different medications, forms of physical therapy, or the use of specialized equipment. Your entire experience with a pain specialist will be much more streamlined as our experience enables us to diagnose and begin treatment sooner, with greater precision.

Pain Management Specialist Services Available in Davenport, Clermont, & Orlando, Florida 

Dr Javier Placer - Physician

If you have additional questions about how a pain management specialist can help you, reach out to Dr. Javier Placer and his team of professionals for more information. Your pain relief journey starts as soon as you schedule your first consultation. Make a better quality of life your priority, call our office to speak with a member of our team, or click here to schedule an appointment online today!

Pain Management Specialist Medical Background

Pain specialists are highly trained medical professionals, often requiring 9 years of medical training to achieve this accreditation. Four years of medical school offers a broad fundamental education, with an additional four years of hands-on training in more specialized fields, of which Dr. Javier Placer excelled in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The final year is solely dedicated to specialized pain treatment, resulting in certification from the American Board of Pain Medicine.