What is anesthesia-based pain management?
Anesthesia-based pain services improves the quality of post-operative pain management, improves the quality of care and speeds healing time. Anesthesia-based pain management also provides optimal pain control for patients suffering from medical/surgical conditions as well as oncological pain.
Pain management services for established patients are covered by MPMS physicians and nurses on a 24 hour day, 7 day week schedule.
How do I know if I need to see a pain specialist?
If you have unrelenting debilitating pain that does not respond to treatment(s) and your family physician or your primary care physician may recommend that you would benefit from seeing a pain specialist. Many studies have shown that early treatment and intervention can drastically affect the long-term results of chronic pain.
How can I make an appointment at Medical Pain Management Services?
We recommend that you first visit your primary physician. Your physician will discuss your treatment options with you and call Medical Pain Management Services with a referral, as well as provide MPMS with your medical history including tests and x-ray results. This information will help us evaluate the cause of your pain and determine the best course of treatment for you.
Will all my pain be relieved?
The degree of pain relief you may experience from interventional pain management treatment is difficult to predict. Most patients report a reduction in their level of pain of 50% to 100%. Our goal is to help our patients achieve the highest level of pain control possible to facilitate a return to a productive, satisfying life style.
Does the practice of pain management require specialized training?
The physicians at Medical Pain Management Services are Board-certified anesthesiologists with extensive training and sub-specialty certification in pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA). All are highly respected in the field and are used as a resource for physicians new to the field. In addition, Medical Pain Management Services maintains a staff of experienced registered nurses who are trained and experienced in the field of pain management.
Will my insurance pay for pain management?
Medical Pain Management Services works with many major insurance carriers. However, it is your responsibility to check with your insurance carrier before your appointment.