Learn more about Pain Medicine Specialists and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Pain Medicine Specialists

A pain medicine doctor specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing pain and a range of painful disorders. A pain medicine doctor cares for the health needs of people with acute pain, chronic pain, and cancer pain. Because pain is complex and covers a wide spectrum of conditions, pain medicine doctors specialize in both the physical and mental aspects of pain management.

A pain medicine doctor typically:

  • Evaluates your medical history and any test results you have

  • Performs a physical exam

  • Evaluates your answers to pain questionnaires

  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests, imaging exams, neurologic exams, and muscle and nerve studies

  • Diagnoses and treats herniated discs, spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia, cancer pain, migraine headaches, diabetic neuropathy, sports injuries, and burn pain

  • Prescribes medications

  • Orders physical therapy, electrical stimulation therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and counseling

  • Performs therapeutic injections and nerve blocks

  • Refers you to an appropriate surgeon if necessary

A pain medicine doctor may also be known as a pain medicine specialist, pain management doctor, or pain medicine physician.

There are 17 specialists practicing Pain Medicine in Vermont with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 6 hospitals in Vermont with affiliated Pain Medicine specialists, including University Of Vermont Medical Center, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Geisinger Medical Center.

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