Dr. Handel is an Interventional Physiatrist, a doctor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who specializes in various spine injections for pain management.Our depth of services, our compassion for our patients and our commitment to excellent care helps make Dr. Todd one of the few considered the best pain doctor in RI. All Patients are treated with respect and compassion by the courteous staff at the Handel Center.
The mission of the Handel Center for Spine, Sports & Pain Intervention is to improve the lives of our patients by reducing pain through our state-of-the-art multidisciplinary team approach.
Because chronic pain is complicated, a number of different treatment plans may be indicated, including nerve blocks, physical therapy, massage therapy and if needed medications.
Our sole purpose is to promote healthier more productive, pain free lives for our patients, while giving excellent care and customer service.
What is a Pain Doctor?
It is believed we have different and somewhat magnified reactions to pain feelings that other animals because we are also impacted by emotion, behaviors and our brains. Psychologically we are the most advanced. May times one’s symptoms of pain do not match the physical tissue damage uncovered, even small wounds can create intense sensations of pain. From an early age children learn how to communicate that something hurts, pain is subjective, not definitive.