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Pain management often involves more than just your primary care physician. You might need another pain management specialist or two to determine the exact source of your chronic pain and successfully treat that pain.
Multidisciplinary pain programs are the medical community's response to that reality. In these programs, pain management specialists from a variety of fields work together to help you manage pain.
Evidence is building that multidisciplinary pain programs are better for patients than the piecemeal approach to pain management that has been the norm up to now. A recent review of medical studies comparing the two approaches found that multidisciplinary pain programs are far superior to standard medical treatment. Most studies reviewed found that patients with fibromyalgia or chronic back pain, in particular, benefited greatly from a multidisciplinary approach