Pain management is a branch of medicine that focuses on the reduction of pain. It is a form of health care that often involves a multidisciplinary approach for easing pain and improving function and quality of life. Our pain management team consists of a pain management doctor, chiropractic care, physical therapy and massage therapy. Pain management differs for each patient. Some possible treatments include therapy, exercise, anti-inflammatory medications, pain medications, massage therapy, pain injections, etc. At AZ Spine Disc & Sport, we offer a tailored treatment program to help you get out of pain and get back to daily life.
Dr. David Stone is a board certified physiatrist in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Specifically, rehabilitation physicians:
1. Diagnose and treat pain
2. Restore maximum function lost through injury or disabling conditions
3. Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
4. Lead a team of medical professionals
5. Provide non-surgical treatments
6. Explain your medical problems and treatment/prevention plan
The job of a rehabilitation physician is to treat any disability resulting from disease or injury. The focus is on the development of a comprehensive program for treating and controlling pain while helping to restore function – without surgery. Physiatrists have extensive training in anatomy and interventional pain procedures. There are experts in the musculoskeletal system and the body’s nervous system. There are a lot of doctors that have heavy training in anatomy, however, physiatrists are primarily focused on function and disability. The goal is not to just to get rid of pain – the goal always involves returning function back to your life through the most conservative means possible.
The above information was provided by the AAPMR website