Acute pain such as pain after surgery, recent injury or an acquired medical illness that persists and evolves into chronic pain would require the involvement of a pain specialist. Nerve damage or musculoskeletal (system in the body that enables movement using the skeletal system and muscles in harmony) injuries and conditions are another common source of chronic pain. Additionally, pain treatments administered by your primary care physician may cease to work, in which case your Primary care physician may refer you to a pain specialist.
"I could not use my arms more than half
the day. The burning would increase the
more I use them. Now the burning in both
arms is totally alleviated."