The specialty of Pain Medicine is relatively new, although Algology (the study of pain) has been present before the age of Hippocrates. As studies regarding pain mechanisms and treatments advance our knowledge, our further understanding of the mechanisms of pain generation allows us to apply more complex and useful therapies to control your pain.

Pain Medicine as a specialty is concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of painful disorders. The diagnosis relies on a thorough history and pain-oriented physical examination, including interpretation of diagnostic tests and imaging studies such as X-rays or MRIs, and may require specialized diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pain procedures.

Although many surgical afflictions are best treated by operative measures such as Neurosurgical or Orthopedic surgeries, a majority are treated successfully with conservative procedure treatments that deal with pain management via injections, nerve blocks, and spinal/peripheral nerve stimulation amongst various other interventional pain medicine therapies.

Sometimes it is not possible to completely alleviate all of the patient’s pain. Our goal, however, is to provide functional restoration so that patient can resume as much of a normal life as possible and enjoy doing the activities which they previously enjoyed prior to the onset of their pain so they may. At Florida Pain Medicine, we strive to RESTORE FUNCTION & RELIVE LIFE.

Remember, you deserve the red carpet treatment. We provide uncompromising excellence in quality and service to each of our patients. At Florida Pain Medicine, we welcome a challenge. Many of our patients have very difficult pain problems, which are very complex, and they have often tried several different types of treatments including surgeries. We appreciate you trusting us with your pain care and will reflect this in our level of care. Your concerns are fully addressed at Florida Pain Medicine. We are committed to taking the time necessary in order to be certain that every patient leaving our office has had all of his or her questions answered.

You decide the treatment. We think that every patient should be given the latest and most complete information available in order to make the treatment decision that is right for him or her. Our goal at Florida Pain Medicine is to offer treatment options and advice; the ultimate treatment decision is always yours.

At Florida Pain Medicine, we serve as interventional pain and diagnoses experts who serve as consultants to Primary Care Physicians, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and other physicians and consultants. We incorporate direct treatments such as pain medications, the use of physical therapy and rehabilitation modalities, pain relieving and diagnostic interventional pain procedures, and then return the patients back to the care of their referring physician or consultant.

So go ahead, take the first step and…when YOU are ready, let Florida Pain Medicine help you RESTORE your FUNCTION so that you may RELIVE your LIFE!!!!

Dr. Maulik Bhalani is Board Certified in Interventional Pain Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

– Florida Pain Medicine