Pain can be debilitating and frustrating. It may interfere with sleep, work, activities, and quality time with friends and family. Pain management provides relief so you can enjoy life. But treatment is complex and can lead to harmful effects if not properly administered and monitored. That’s why pain management may require the involvement of an anesthesiologist, a medical doctor who specializes in pain medicine. Learn about their services, including the types of pain they treat — and how.