What do Pain Management Doctors do?

Here at AOSMI, we are proud to have a team of Interventional Pain Management physicians, dedicated to addressing your comprehensive pain issues. Who exactly are Pain Management doctors and what do Pain Management doctors do? Interventional Pain Management physicians are highly trained specialists with a Residency background in fields like anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), or neurology who then completed a Fellowship in Pain Management. They focus on diagnosing and treating a wide range of pain conditions, including those related to the musculoskeletal system, spine, nerves, and chronic pain disorders. These experts use minimally invasive procedures such as nerve blocks, epidural injections, facet joint injections, and radiofrequency ablation to alleviate pain at its source, providing targeted relief. With a patient-centered approach, they tailor treatment plans to individual needs, often combining interventional techniques with physical therapy, medication management, and lifestyle adjustments to improve functionality and enhance overall quality of life. At AOSMI, our Pain Management physicians, Dr. John Georgy, Dr. Ali Valimahomed, and Dr. Thomas Del Guercio,  are committed to helping you regain control over your pain so that you can live your life to the fullest.

When Should I See a Pain Management Doctor?

At AOSMI, our pain management doctors help diagnose and treat the full range of musculoskeletal pain conditions and injuries. They are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions that cause pain and functional limitations. They commonly address issues such as chronic back and neck pain, joint pain (including shoulders, hips, and knees), sports-related injuries, herniated discs, sciatica, arthritis, and nerve pain. Additionally, they play a vital role in managing post-surgical pain, optimizing recovery, and helping patients regain their mobility and overall quality of life.


What Should I Expect When I See a Pain Management Doctor?

Interventional Pain Management physicians at AOSMI offer the full spectrum of treatments to alleviate pain and improve patients’ quality of life. Their approach begins with non-operative treatments, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and medication, tailored to correct biomechanical abnormalities and enhance flexibility and strength. If conservative therapies prove ineffective, they provide minimally invasive interventional treatments that include myofascial injections, bursa, joint, and nerve injections, as well as spinal injections like epidural steroid injections, facet or medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency ablations. These procedures aim to both diagnose and treat pain and may involve electromyography for accurate diagnosis, neurostimulation therapy to block pain signals, and various other specialized interventions such as Sympathetic Blocks, PSIS Injections, Sacroiliac Joint Injections, Facet Joint Injections, Epidurals, and Acupuncture.

If you’re experiencing pain, don’t hesitate to reach out and request an appointment with our expert pain management doctors at AOSMI. Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain, a recent injury, or musculoskeletal issues affecting your quality of life, our dedicated team of pain management doctors is here to help. We offer a wide range of treatments, from conservative approaches to minimally invasive interventions, all aimed at reducing your pain and improving your overall well-being. Don’t let pain hold you back; take the first step towards relief and request an appointment today.