Hi...my doctor has referred me to a pain specialist. I didn't know there was such a thing. What does the pain specialist do? Is this a physical therapy thing? Do they prescribe medications for pain? How frequently does one visit a pain specialist? Do they tend to be more understanding than regular doctors? And are they comfortable with their clients using narcotic medications? I'd really appreciate any info you can give me. I was sort of put off by the referral. I'm so sick of doctors that the last thing I want os to deal with yet another one. Thank you.