What is a pain management physician?
A board-certified pain management specialist is a physician who has completed four years of medical school, residency, a fellowship in pain management, and is board-certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. These pain specialists have an extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain and have advanced training and expert knowledge in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all different types of pain. They are also experts in pain medication. Their purpose is to identify and treat the pain affecting a patient’s movement, sleep, or quality of life due to an injury, nerve damage, metabolic problem, surgical procedure, cancer, and other health conditions.