The Pain Medicine Physicians at FGTBA, support discussions between patient and doctor, and sharing information on the many treatment options available to patients with chronic pain. Our comprehensive approach to assessment of pain is an in-depth analysis and review of health and history by our physicians. By really listening to our patients and understanding their true health care needs we can improve the quality of life through the latest advances in pain medicine.
Chronic Pain has affected more than 70 million people in the United States alone. Defined as pain that recurs or persists for more than six months – chronic pain is a serious public health issue that has resulted in 40 million doctor visits, 515 million lost workdays and approximately $100 billion dollars in medical costs each year. Chronic pain can take a devastating toll on the millions of people it affects, and can lead to a lesser quality of life, low self-esteem, strained relationships and depression.