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pain management at trinity mother francesPain medicine physicians are part of a rapidly growing specialty that takes a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to treating all types of pain. At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, our patient care philosophy is guided by evidence-based, outcome-focused research and the understanding that chronic pain affects all aspects of an individual’s physical and psychological wellbeing.

Many patients come to us suffering from back and neck pain, painful joint or muscle conditions and nerve pain in the arms and legs. Each new patient undergoes a thorough evaluation and assessment that leads to a highly personalized plan of care. Because we incorporate therapies from several medical specialties, we typically recommend a combination of science-based therapies for each patient we treat.

Working closely with your care team

The Neuroscience Institute’s team of pain medicine specialists work closely with neurologists, neurosurgeons and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists to provide care grounded in a clinically integrated approach to pain management. Throughout diagnosis and treatment, we work closely with our patients to identify the source of their pain and develop a personalized treatment plan to help them overcome the condition causing the pain and improve the quality of their lives.

Our team members are experts in the field of pain medicine. We use a methodical, approach to diagnosing and treating pain, reducing it in the most efficient way. State-of-the-art imaging techniques and diagnostic tools allow us to make accurate assessments. Treatments range from biofeedback and medication to interventional procedures that include implantable devices to control pain.

Guiding the best in treatment options

Treatment of new patients at the Neuroscience Institute always starts with the most conservative approach. Beginning with the initial visit, we stay focused on evidence-based medicine that guides us toward the best possible outcomes and improves the quality of life of our patients.

We provide pain management treatment for all types of pain, including the following:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Facet Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cramps
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbosacral Facet Syndrome
  • Muscle Pain (including muscle spasms)
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Damage Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stomach Pain
  • Tissue Damage Pain

Pain Management Treatments:

We provide the following pain management treatments:

  • Advanced procedures for abdominal pain
  • Biofeedback
  • Counseling
  • Disc procedures
  • Epidural injections
  • Facet injections
  • Medication
  • MILD (minimally invasive lumbar decompression)
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Pain pumps
  • Peripheral nerve stimulators
  • Physical therapy
  • RACZ procedure (epidural neurolysis for spinal stenosis)
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Regional pain blocks
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Sympathetic nervous system blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Vertebroplasty

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