Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the major issues surrounding pain?
A: Pain can have a debilitating affect on one’s life, stipulated by: interference with daily activities; decreased independence and withdrawal from interactions with family and friends. Pain can also affect a person’s sleep cycle and interfere with work and professional activities. Dr. Provenzano will work with you to identify and alleviate these issues and provide a personalized and thorough pain management and treatment plan.

Q: What is the economic impact of pain?
A: The annual total of both direct and indirect costs for acute and chronic pain are estimated to be more than $294.5 billion per year. Also, more than 700 million work days are estimated to be lost in the U.S. each year as a result of chronic and acute pain.

Q: Is pain management covered by health insurance?
Most policies provide insurance for pain management. Please call our office for more information.

Additional Information:

For more information on pain, the following websites provide excellent resources on pain management and treatment: