LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There has recently been an increase in need for Pain Medicine Experts to perform Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) and act as Expert Witnesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. To fill the demand, California Medical Evaluators (CME) has added several pain medicine expert witnesses to its network of board-certified and highly competent doctors.
A Pain Medicine IME is performed by a board-certified pain medicine expert who uses his/her expertise to evaluate the physical condition of an individual who sustained an injury outside of the workplace. Pain Medicine Experts focus on the evaluation, treatment and prevention of pain. Conditions that pain medicine experts treat include chronic pain, arthritis, back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, and headaches.
One of the most common conditions treated by pain medicine experts is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which is a condition that usually affects one limb, most often occurring after an injury. It is characterized by excessive or prolonged pain and changes in temperature, swelling and skin color in the affected area. CRPS is not easily identifiable, which makes it necessary to have a pain medicine expert evaluate any individual who believes he or she may suffer from the condition.
California Medical Evaluators has over 150 medical experts in all specialties available for IMEs and Expert Witness Testimony throughout the state of California. Dr. Joseph Sclafani and Dr. Mikiko Murakami are two of CME’s newest Pain Medicine Experts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both are highly experienced with all types of spine, nerve, joint and muscle pain, including CRPS, cervical radiculopathy, rotator cuff tendonitis, low back issues, and peripheral neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
About California Medical Evaluators
California Medical Evaluators (CME) is a leading provider of Med-Legal Practice Management services to physicians who perform Qualified Medical Examinations (QMEs), Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and medical expert witness engagements. CME’s broad network of qualified physician experts perform over 5,000 medical-legal examinations annually. Founded in 2010 by physicians, CME has become a leader in QME practice management, while also providing IME services, fitness for duty evaluations, and disability evaluations for the legal and insurance industries. More information about CME can be found at CalMedEval.com or by calling (888)-853-7944.