Posted: March 11, 2012
Chronic pain management for Cincinnati car accident injury victims does not need to be a death sentence. Unfortunately many car accident injury victims after having under gone conservative treatment for their back or neck injury decided upon surgery. Sometimes the surgery helped little, if at all. This leaves the accident injury client frustrated and the surgeon really does not have anything more to offer because surgery is what they do after pursuing conservative measures. It's probably even worse for some injury victims since some doctor's may think the pain is being exaggerated when there is nothing further from the truth. So the surgeon or the family doctor if they are involved may suggest a pain management specialist. Some of these pain doctors are anesthesiologists, some are neurologists and some are physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. 7 Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Pain Managemet Doctor 1. Is Your doctor is a Pain Management Specialist. If you are being treated by your family doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist and your pain is NOT under control then you may want to consider finding a Pain Management Specialist (or if necessary a NEW Pain Management Specialist). 2. Your doctor believes you have pain and that the pain is not in your head. 3. Your doctor remember you and pays attention and listens to you. If you get the feeling that your doctor doesn't remember you from one visit to the next, If you find you have to remind your doctor where you hurt, what medications you are taking (even though he/she prescribed them), what procedures he/she may have performed on you, you may want to consider another doctor. 4. Does Your doctor doesn't believe in alternative treatments. Does your doctor believe in alternative treatments such as acupuncture, massage therapy or supplements? Remember combining different therapies definitely help most chronic pain sufferers break their pain cycles. 5. Will your doctor discuss any information that you bring to your appointment or any of your ideas. 6. Your doctor is willing to get a second opinion if your pain is not improving. 7. Is your doctor willing to fill reasonable requests for pain medication, but is not over medicating you. The last thing you need to worry about is the legal aspects of your personal injury case. One of the benefits of hiring an experienced and empathetic personal injury lawyer is that they will communicate with you and you doctor as well as negotiate with the insurance company so you can concentrate on getting better. Let me help you with the legal part of your insurance settlement injury claim so you can concentrate on getting better.