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Medical Specialist: Pain Management
Pain management is a subspecialty of anesthesiology. Anesthesiologists are doctors who complete a three-year residency in anesthesiology, and a...

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Medical Specialist: Pain Management

Pain management is a subspecialty of anesthesiology. Anesthesiologists are doctors who complete a three-year residency in anesthesiology, and are responsible for monitoring and maintaining patient health and pain relief before, during and after surgery. One-year fellowship programs in pain management provide advance training in the multidisciplinary management of chronic, acute and cancer-related pain and treat patients with complex pain problems such as:

Associated Diseases

  • Low-back pain
  • Failed-surgery syndrome
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex-regional-pain syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Fibromyalgia

Reference:

American Board of Anesthesiology 2007.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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