Pain management specialists are medical doctors who specialize in
treatment of people who have ongoing (chronic) pain, such as back pain or nerve
pain from diabetes. Medical doctors from many different specialties, such as
anesthesiology, neurology, or physiatry, might further specialize in pain
Pain management specialists can be board-certified through the
Boards of Anesthesiology or Psychiatry and Neurology, which are recognized by
the American Board of Medical Specialties.