Pain is a tricky and all too common problem. In fact, in early 2012, the Institute of Medicine released a report stating that 116 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic pain…that’s more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined!

If you consider yourself one of the 116 million but pain control seems beyond reach, it may be time to turn to a pain specialist.

People develop pain for many reasons and a pain specialist is a physician who is medically trained to understand and treat your complex, unique pain. From chronic conditions to trauma, nagging back pains, failed surgery pain and more, pain specialists have specialized training and unique access to pain medications, treatments and care.

If your pain has persisted for more than three months, and it is causing one or more of the following problems, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a Pain Specialist.

  • Depression
  • Interruptions to Sleep
  • Weakness in Your Limbs
  • Shooting, Stabbing, Burning or Traveling Pain
  • Decreased Quality of Life

Watch Dr. Schuyler discuss the benefits of seeing a pain specialist in this ABC interview!

Want to take a step towards pain relief?  Request an appointment!