A Roadmap for Navigating the Treatment Landscape

Giving Your Chronic Pain Patients the Care They Need

Improving your patient’s chronic pain treatment plan can provide life-changing results. In the article, What to Do When Patient Outcomes Don’t Meet Expectations, Anesthesiologist Dr. David Walega provides a high-level roadmap for healthcare professionals navigating the treatment landscape for chronic pain patients. Dr. Walega explores next steps for patients whose outcome measures from standard interventional procedures fail to meet expectations.

This article can help determine the proper continuum of care despite ongoing chronic pain following procedures. Dr. Walega further explores:

  • The nature of chronic pain
  • The decision-making process of a treatment plan
  • Revisiting the plan if patient pain outcomes are below expectations

David R. Walega, MD

Dr. Walega is a board certified anesthesiologist in Chicago, Illinois. He attended and graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1993, having over 24 years of diverse experience, especially in Anesthesiology. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Evanston Hospital, Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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