Making the Right Choice in Pain Management

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Newbridge's interventional pain specialists offer the highest quality, non-surgical treatment for pain.

Just as each person is individually unique so too are the physicians selected for treatment. Physicians can vary greatly in their training, skill, rate of successful outcomes and philosophy of care.

Therefore, it goes to say that not all pain management physicians are equal.

Treating pain is a complex task and for patients selecting a physician or group of physicians who have the necessary skill and philosophy to improve one's quality of life is essential.

Making the right choice when treating pain starts with selecting an interventional pain specialist. An interventional pain specialist has a vast toolkit of procedures and treatments and does not just write prescriptions. They can triage a patient, assess pain knowledgeably and, if necessary, they can refer out to an appropriate surgeon.

The interventional pain doctor performs non-surgical, minimally invasive, procedures either in an office or ambulatory surgical center (ASC) setting. This setting makes procedures more accessible, cheaper, easier to schedule and convenient for patients. When seen at the onset of pain many of these procedures can help patients avoid a medication schedule altogether.

Patients are often surprised to hear that there are non-surgical procedures available to treat pain throughout the body including; the spine, shoulder, hip & knee, peripheral nerve pain, and pain in the abdominal and pelvic regions.

Factors to consider when selecting a pain specialist and pain management practice:

1. Are the physicians dual board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management?
2. Do they have a good reputation and high success rate?
3. Can they see new patients quickly?
4. Are they able to treat a wide range of conditions?
5. Will all treatment be at the same place or will patients be sent out to other facilities?
6. Is a procedure the most appropriate course of treatment?
7. Does the practice offer monitored sedation?

Learn more about how interventional pain management can help at newbridgespine.com

Open 5 days a week Newbridge Spine & Pain center has 4 convenient locations.

Call 703-443-8000 in Leesburg or visit our website for other locations.

View Doctor bios at http://newbridgespine.com/our-providers

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