Pain Management Specialist
Pain Management Specialist: The pain management specialist is typically a physician who has special interest and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of pain. This includes anesthesiologists, chiropractic physicians, neurologists, and physiatrists. The pain management specialist is often an anesthesiologist who is a medical physician trained to evaluate and manage pain.
A practicing anesthesiologist must complete at least four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, and depending on their level of training and areas of specialization, three to eight years of additional training including internship, residency and fellowship training. The anesthesiologist may assume an important role on the spinecare team for some patients.
For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Pain Management Specialist, please refer to the website of the American Academy of Pain Management at http://www.aapainmanage.org/.
To locate and learn about pain management specialists who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine