Chronic Pain Management doctors
Comprehensive pain treatment in Sandusky and nearby
More than 50 million. That’s the number of American adults who suffer from chronic or severe pain, according to the American Pain Society. Local pain management doctors, who are physicians with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain, may be able to help. Pain can range from acute pain to chronic pain to cancer pain to a combination of all of these. Pain can arise from many reasons, including surgery, injury, nerve damage, and metabolic problems such as diabetes. Sometimes pain can even be the problem itself, without any obvious causes.
The chronic pain management doctors of Firelands Physician Group, including Dr. Thomas Felter and Dr. Sherif Zaky, provide a range of pain management treatments and therapies in Sandusky, Vermilion, Norwalk, Port Clinton and Clyde. Pain conditions treated may include:
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Occipital Neuralgia
- Sciatica and Radicular Pain
- Post Herpatic Neuralgia (Shingles)
- Failed Back Syndrome
- Headache pain
- Neck pain
- Facet Syndrome
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
How to Choose a Chronic Pain Management Doctor
When choosing a local pain management doctor, one of the most important things to consider is the physician's training and experience, as well as if the physician has experience with your specific pain condition and what types of treatments they offer. Firelands Physician Group offers two pain management physicians: Sherif Zaky, MD, MSc, PhD; and Thomas Felter, MD. Both Dr. Sherif Zaky and Dr. Thomas Felter are board-certified in pain management and anesthesiology.
Learn more about Dr. Zaky and Dr. Felter's qualifications.
What do chronic pain management doctors do?
After scheduling a pain management appointment in Clyde, Sandusky, Vermilion, Norwalk or Port Clinton, you will arrive at the office and be greeted by the reception staff where a check in process will take place. Make sure to bring any imaging studies (X-rays, CAT scans, or MRI scans) or other tests that have already been done, with you to your appointment. The receptionist will collect the requested information you bring with you.
Soon after, you will meet one of our medical assistants who will introduce themselves, obtain your weight and vitals and walk you to your exam room. From there, the medical assistant will ask you questions about the history of your pain condition. This history will include details such as the nature, location, radiation, severity, and timing of your pain, along with alleviating or exacerbating factors for your pain symptoms.
Next, you will meet either Dr. Sherif Zaky, or Dr. Thomas Felter, pain management specialists, who will talk with you and obtain a more detailed history, as well as perform a physical exam. Your doctor may order more diagnostic studies before a treatment plan is determined. Finally, your doctor will formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan, discussing this with you in detail along with answering any questions that you may have.
Accepted insurance providers may vary by office, so check with your office when scheduling an appointment.
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Treatment and procedures
The broad range of treatments available for pain is growing rapidly. Your chronic pain management doctor from Firelands Physician Group is trained to use these new treatments safely and effectively to help patients. The pain management specialist also plays an important role in coordinating additional care such as physical therapy, psychological therapy, rehabilitation programs and various medications. Patients are offered a comprehensive treatment plan with a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of their pain.
View more information below regarding specific chronic pain treatments offered by Dr. Felter & Dr. Zaky: