Somerset, FL Chronic pain Specialist
When you have to choose between suffering under unbearable chronic pain or depending on addictive pain medication that knocks you out half the time, you are certainly stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place! Our board-certified chronic pain specialists at the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine provide numerous alternatives to alleviate your chronic pain without excessive reliance on medication!
What is a pain management doctor called?
Pain management doctors typically specialize in anesthesiology or physiatry and are therefore called anesthesiologists or physiatrists, depending on their specific specialty. At the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, our leading medical doctor, Dr. Fabian Ramos, specializes in anesthesiology, among other fields. Dr. Ramos has a triple board-certification in the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP), and the American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM)!
What does a chronic pain clinic do?
Chronic pain clinics like the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine focus on providing holistic care for chronic pain and the underlying conditions that cause it. As such, holistic care for chronic pain conditions does not merely attend to the pain symptoms but also to the psychological, emotional, and social factors that are part and parcel of chronic pain conditions. Here at the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, our anesthesiologists and pain management doctors provide exceptional treatment for the following chronic pain conditions:
- Arthritis treatment
- Auto accident, personal injury, and worker’s compensation treatment
- Back, hip, knee, neck, and shoulder pain treatment
- Cancer pain management
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Degenerative disc pain
- Dorsal root ganglion
- Failed knee and hip surgery treatment
- Sciatica pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Vertebral fractures
How do doctors treat chronic pain?
The conventional treatment for chronic pain typically involves treating pain symptoms with oral or topical medication. However, this method has proven insufficient and even harmful in the long run, as patients sometimes become addicted to the medication used to relieve their pain, which does nothing to address the root cause of their condition. Recently, extensive interventional and functional pain medicine research has shown a better way forward for dealing with chronic pain that addresses the underlying cause while also taking a holistic approach to symptoms management. This holistic approach focuses not only on the localized epicenter of the pain symptoms but also on how the condition affects your entire person.
Our board-certified physicians at the Ramos Center aim to either cure or diminish pain symptoms, improve function and ability to perform daily tasks, reduce any reliance on pain medications, and diagnose or discover the source of the chronic pain. The following are some examples of treatment methods our pain management doctors use at the Ramos Center:
- Behavioral therapy for chronic pain
- Intracept procedure
- Intraspinal pump program
- Metastatic spinal tumor ablation
- Nerve blocks
- Pain medicine addiction therapy
- Peripheral nerve stimulators
- Physical therapy
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
- Spasticity pumps
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Superion implant
- Trigger point injections
What can I expect from a pain management doctor?
During your first visit to see a pain management doctor, your provider will want to get to know you a little bit during an initial consultation before proceeding with treatment. During this initial consultation, they will ask you questions about your medical history and present chronic pain condition. They will also want to know about any allergies you have or medications you take, any previous surgeries or hospitalizations you have had, and how chronic pain has affected you emotionally, physically, and psychologically.
Following the initial consultation, your provider may also perform a physical exam and run diagnostic tests or X-ray imaging to understand further your chronic condition and how it has affected your body. With this information, your provider can develop a thorough and comprehensive treatment plan optimized to help you fully overcome or effectively manage your chronic pain condition to be the person you want to be. Treatment will likely occur over weeks or months and could include physical therapy, injections, behavioral therapy, pain medicine addiction therapy, and various minimally invasive procedures, depending on your specific needs and desires!
If you are looking for a chronic pain specialist near Somerset, Florida, we welcome you to come to the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Medicine! For an appointment, you can schedule one through our website or by calling us.