For 120 million suffering Americans, pain is part of their daily lives. Pain is the second leading cause of all doctor visits. Pain does not discriminate. It affects the rich and the poor, and the young and old alike. The perception of pain and its relationship to the well-being of the patient has been noted by experts as the “fifth vital sign”.
Specialists In Treating Pain
For thousands of years, doctors have been helping to relieve their patients’ pain with a variety of medications and treatments. Like other areas of medicine, a new subset of doctors have become specialists in treating pain. They are focused on managing all types of pain – studying what causes it, how the body reacts to it, how different medications dull or eliminate the pain, and how other treatments can be used to relieve many painful conditions. Many physicians treat patients with medication, injections or surgery before the specific cause of their pain has been identified. However, this dramatically increases the risk of complications and often results in a poor outcome. The specialty of Interventional Pain Management has been developed to address this urgent need for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions in or near the spine.
Patients and physicians that are searching for less invasive and more effective approaches for the treatment of back, neck, joint and muscular pain now have that option with Interventional Pain Management at Metropolitan Pain Consultants. One of the most important decisions to make when dealing with your care is finding a physician who instills confidence and peace of mind. Our physicians, Dr. Richard Kang and Dr. Jag Desai at Metropolitan Pain Consultants, are excellent clinicians whose skill and expertise in diagnosing and treating are matched only by their compassion and dedication.
Dr. Jag Desai is trained in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine. His interest is in chronic pain conditions including back pain, musculoskeletal pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), minimally invasive spine procedures, and muscle spasticity.
Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist, Dr. Kang is Double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology. His areas of clinical expertise include treatment of neck and back pain of musculoskeletal and spinal origin, neuropathic pain, cancer pain and refractory surgical pain syndrome.