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What does a Pain Management Doctor Do?
What is a Pain Management Physician?
What to expect from a pain management doctor visit
When Do I Need to See a Pain Management Doctor
Integrated Pain Management
Capitol Pain Institute works with each patient to find the best individualized treatment plan for your pain. Together we build a comprehensive plan that helps our patients reduce their pain and suffering while regaining lost functionality. Our integrative and comprehensive pain management approach combines cutting-edge research with well-grounded methodology to optimize patient care. Our doctors and nurse practitioners understand that treating a patient is a blend of diagnosing the physical disorder as well as addressing the mental suffering. We have one goal in mind - get you back to the life you love.
What to expect when visiting CPI
If you think your pain has become unmanageable, it is time to visit a pain management doctor. At Capitol Pain Institute, our goal is to develop a customized, multi-disciplinary treatment plan to get you back to the life you love.
To be prepared for a successful first visit, there are a few items that you will want to bring with you.
- Insurance card (if utilizing your insurance for your pain management treatment)
- Co-pay (if applicable)
- Any relevant imaging (XR, MRI, CT scan, etc.)
We highly recommend downloading and filling out your new patient packet ahead of time to save you time and streamline the process. This detailed paperwork helps ensure that our pain management doctors have all the information they need to create a customized plan for you.
On your first visit, your Capitol Pain Institute pain management doctor will ask you detailed questions about your pain symptoms and medical history, review your past records and imaging, perform a thorough physical exam, and discuss your goals. Some common questions you may be asked on your first visit are:
- Where is the pain? (what body part)
- What does it feel like? (dull, aching, tingling)
- How often do you feel pain?
- What makes your pain better or worse?
After analyzing your unique pain conditions and goals, you will work with your pain management specialist to create a customized, multi-disciplinary treatment plan. Additional imaging studies, lab work, or tests, such as Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Study (EMG/NCS), may be ordered to help understand the root cause of your pain. We will carefully assess you and deliver a precise diagnosis so we can develop the best plan to alleviate your pain. Whether you tend to be more conservative in your medical decision making or you prefer a more aggressive approach, we want to work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.
We will schedule a follow up appointment after your initial evaluation and continue to follow you on a monthly basis. These follow up visits help track your progress and the effectiveness of your plan of care. We utilize these visits to refine your unique treatment and goals of living a pain free life.