Physician-led Pain Care




Anesthesiologists frequently relieve pain for patients before, during and after surgery. However, some specialized anesthesiologists specifically treat chronic pain unrelated to surgery. These anesthesiologists have the education and training to accurately diagnose, evaluate and treat chronic pain patients through a comprehensive approach including medication and pain procedures.

The treatment of chronic pain can be complex, due to the strength of pain medication and the anatomy and delicate structure of the spine and nerves upon which chronic pain interventions are performed. Make sure a pain physician, such as an anesthesiologist, appropriately treats your pain.


Additional information on pain medicine:
Pain Medication
Pain Management
Q&A: Acute Pain
Q&A: Chronic Pain
Q&A: Pain Medicine

Drug abuse information:
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Safe Use and Disposal of Pain Medication

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The ASA does not employ physician anesthesiologists on staff and cannot respond to patient inquiries regarding specific medical conditions or anesthesia administration. Please direct any questions related to anesthetics, procedures or treatment outcomes to the patient’s anesthesiologist or general physician.