Advanced Pain Therapy, LLC

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Am I going to be seen by Dr. Sammarone or somebody else? 

Yes, You will always be seen by myself Dr. Sammarone, I created a "boutique style" practice and not a "factory assembly line" in order to provide the highest quality of care and customer service leading to the best possible results for my patients.

My goal is to treat the pain it's source by performing minimally invasive procedures as opposed to relying on the use of heavy medications.

"Because Chronic Pain Conditions can be very challenging and complex, I get to know all my patients at a very personal level. This continuity of care is the only and the best way to get to the bottom of the patient's pain and thus having the best chance to it's resolution"

Does a person’s age affect the treatment or outcome of pain management? 

It can… we age, many factors can affect the treatment such as (1) wear and tear, (2) previous accidents (3) gravity plus its effect on narrowing of the vertebrae, and (4) loss of water content in the disc.

What qualifies a doctor to practice pain management?

Unfortunately, there is nothing needed except for an M.D. license to practice pain management and many doctors who may not be skilled at treating patients’ conditions are able to do so.  

Always be sure that the physician is fellowship trained and has many years of practice dedicated to pain management. Many procedures require special expertise and techniques which require a highly skilled doctor who can execute them safely and in the exact location therefore preventing potential complications and provide the desired results.

What to look for in a pain management doctor?

Make sure he completed a  fellowship in Interventional Pain Management, is Board Certified in Interventional Pain Management and most importantly that he practices Interventional Pain Management full time.

How many treatments are needed to get rid of my pain?

That depends on the type of pain, longevity of the symptoms, and most importantly the source of the pain.  There are many different reasons for pain.  Some maybe completely eliminated with just one treatment while some types of pain may require a multidisciplinary approach with a combination of treatment modalities.  Some may require several treatments of the same modality which build on each other to eliminate the pain.

Does my insurance cover pain management treatments?

All treatments need to be approved by your Insurance carrier. The doctor must submit specific notes acquired at your consultation visit.  The doctor’s team always does its best to maximize your insurance benefits.