What is a pain medicine physician?

The specialty of Pain Medicine is a discipline within the field of medicine that is concerned with the prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons in pain. Some conditions may have pain and associated symptoms arising from a discrete cause, such as postoperative pain or may be conditions in which pain constitutes the primary problem, such as neuropathic pains or headaches.

piedmont, interventional, pain, salisbury, mooresville, doctor, medicine, treatment, rehab, physical, injuryThough Pain Medicine Specialists medically manage pain prescriptions when suitable for a particular patient’s needs, many pain doctors, like Dr. Wilson, take an interventional approach to treating pain disorders with the goal to limit or even eliminate the need for pain medications.

The pain physician serves as a consultant to other physicians but is often the principal treating physician (as distinguished from the primary care physician) and may provide care at various levels, such as treating the patient directly, prescribing medication, recommending rehabilitative services, performing pain relieving procedures, counseling patients and families, directing a multidisciplinary team, coordinating care with other health care providers and providing consultative services to public and private agencies pursuant to optimal health care delivery to the patient suffering from pain. The objective of the pain physician is to provide quality care to the patient suffering from pain. The pain physician may work in a variety of settings and is competent to treat the entire range of pain encountered in delivery of quality health care.

Dr. Wilson is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Wilson completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and has proudly served the Salisbury and Charlotte-Metro regions for over ten years.

Source: American Board of Pain Medicine