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.
For more information on pain, the following websites provide excellent resources on pain management and treatment:
American Academy of Pain Medicine
Dedicated to advancing multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research to improve the quality of life for our members and those they treat.
To learn more visit painmed.org.
American Chronic Pain Association
To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.
To learn more visit www.theacpa.org.
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Our mission is to advance the science and practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine to improve patient outcomes through research, education, and advocacy.
To learn more visit www.asra.com.
North American Neuromodulation Society
Non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the field of neuromodulation within the United States.
To learn more visit www.neuromodulation.org
Or just call (412) 221-7640 and we’ll do everything we can to help.
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Dr. David Provenzano, a leading expert throughout the nation for treating patients who suffer daily from pain, uses advanced diagnostic techniques to assess the source of the pain and develop a comprehensive and safe treatment approach that can significantly reduce your pain.