Pain Specialist in Sarasota, FL

Pain Specialist in Sarasota, FL

If you are looking for specific treatment options or ways to help improve your body pain, contact the Ramos Center. We provide a variety of specific pain treatments to help.

Pain Specialist Near Me in Sarasota, FL
Pain Specialist Near Me in Sarasota, FL

Table of Contents:

What are the treatment options?
What questions should you ask a pain management doctor?
How often should I have doctor visits?
What happens at my first pain management appointment?
Where can I find a pain specialist in Sarasota, FL?

What are the treatment options?


When it comes to treating chronic pain, it will depend on the pain you have, the cause of your pain, and your age and overall health. Medications include anticonvulsants, antidepressants, corticosteroids, muscle relaxers, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory or acetaminophen, topical products applied to the skin and lastly opioids (they are highly addictive, so healthcare providers try other treatments before this), sedatives to help with anxiety or insomnia, and medical marijuana. Pain management doctors may also use Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) which delivers small shocks through your skin, the electrical impulses can help relieve pain. Nerve blocks are also used where the anesthetic is injected near the site of your pain, this can also diagnose and locate the source of your pain. There is also the use of epidural steroid injections of anti-inflammatory medicine injected around your spinal nerves.

What questions should you ask a pain management doctor?


Seeking the help of a pain management doctor will be beneficial to your treatment and asking The right questions are imperative to getting the help you need. Some of the questions you may want to ask are:

What is the best way to keep track of my pain?
What treatment options are available?
Will I need to change my lifestyle?
Are there alternative therapies and are they helpful?
What medications will help and what are the long-term side effects?
Will insurance cover my treatment?
What pain management options are the safest and most helpful?
Will I need to have surgery?

How often should I have doctor visits?


If pain has lasted longer than a certain amount of time, usually 3 months, you will be referred to a pain management clinic especially if it is affecting your everyday life, you will be provided with pain science education, tools to manage your pain and help increase your level of functioning, reduce your pain symptoms, which will help to increase your confidence, and give you more control of your life and condition.

Monitoring your symptoms by writing them down is the best way to provide your medical team the information necessary and give the clinic an idea of how it affects you and will help them help you. The medical professionals will ask you an array of questions and you will be given a physical examination.

Being honest and as detailed as you can with your pain management doctor will enable you and your doctor to find the treatment that is best suited for you.

What happens at my first pain management appointment?


Your first visit will include going over your medical and physical history, and any x-ray results, you will be seen by a nurse, a physician assistant, and a physician. This appointment will take up to one hour as they will do a complete assessment. The complete assessment is to enable you and the doctor to discuss your complete treatment plan. You will want to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment. You will most likely not receive any medications or injections
at this appointment, you may also not be scheduled for a procedure until all the necessary preparation is completed.

Where can I find a pain specialist in Sarasota, FL?


A pain management doctor in Sarasota Fl can be found at the Ramos Center, their pain management team is board certified and knowledgeable in many chronic pain conditions and are available to answer any questions you have regarding your pain or the treatment options they can offer you. feel free to call or book an appointment online.

Our Locations

Bradenton

  • 100 3rd Ave. West Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34205
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Petersburg

  • 5959 Central Ave Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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Sarasota

Sarasota

Venice

  • 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285
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Englewood

  • 2061 Englewood Rd, Suite 2A, Englewood, FL 34223
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Dunedin

  • 646 Virginia St, Suite 701, Dunedin, FL 34698
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