Prepare for an Appointment
Before Your Appointment
Just like the majority of other medical appointments, you will have only a limited amount of time with your pain doctor, so making sure you know what you want to get through with them is crucial. If it is your first pain management appointment then this time will be approximately 30-40 minutes, however each pain clinic is different and therefore can be longer or shorter depending.
Your doctor will most likely want to discuss certain topics with you, but you should remember that your pain appointment is essentially about you. You may also have to go through an examination if this is your first appointment and occasionally after the first appointment, which will probably be very uncomfortable or even painful but it will help the Doctor in his diagnosis whether it is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or another chronic pain condition.