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Who are pain medicine specialists and what kind of pain do they treat?

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They treat many different types of pain, including pain that’s caused by surgery, injury, nerve damage, and conditions like diabetes. They also treat pain that doesn’t have a clear cause.

How to find one: Go to the web sites of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (www.painmed.org) and the American Board of Pain Medicine (www.abpm.org) for directories of specialists.

From: 8 Specialists Who Treat Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: "FAQs about PM&R," "Conditions & Treatments."

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Orthopaedics."

American College of Rheumatology: "What is a Rheumatologist?" 

American Chiropractic Association:  "Frequently Asked Questions."

American Physical Therapy Association: "Who Are Physical Therapists?"

The American Occupational Therapy Association Inc.: "Patients & Clients."

American Osteopathic Association: "What is a DO?"

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: "The specialty of chronic pain management."

National Institutes of Health: "NIH Analysis Shows Americans Are In Pain." 

UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine:  "How Acupuncture Can Relieve Pain and Improve Sleep, Digestion and Emotional Well-being."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: "FAQs about PM&R," "Conditions & Treatments."

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Orthopaedics."

American College of Rheumatology: "What is a Rheumatologist?" 

American Chiropractic Association:  "Frequently Asked Questions."

American Physical Therapy Association: "Who Are Physical Therapists?"

The American Occupational Therapy Association Inc.: "Patients & Clients."

American Osteopathic Association: "What is a DO?"

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: "The specialty of chronic pain management."

National Institutes of Health: "NIH Analysis Shows Americans Are In Pain." 

UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine:  "How Acupuncture Can Relieve Pain and Improve Sleep, Digestion and Emotional Well-being."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 24, 2018

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