Orthopedic Surgeons and Physical Therapists Located in San Antonio and South Texas
Pain Management Q & A
When it comes to pain management, the physicians at South Texas Spinal Clinic are dedicated to exploring every available resource to help you regain enjoyment of the activities you once cherished. If you’ve found yourself sidelined from life, numerous effective treatments are available to get you back in action without resorting to invasive techniques. If you’re located in San Antonio or South Texas and seek relief from chronic pain, reach out to the practice or utilize the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.
Pain Management Q & A
What are the Most Common Conditions That Cause Pain? The musculoskeletal system of your body is remarkably intricate and hardworking. Every movement depends on numerous systems working in harmony to enable you to move freely and without pain. Unfortunately, a disruption in one area can have a widespread effect on your entire body, often resulting in pain that may manifest in seemingly unrelated areas. At South Texas Spinal Clinic, patients commonly seek assistance for pain caused by conditions such as:
- Injury (car accident, sports injury, trauma, etc.)
- Herniated discs
- Repetitive use injuries
- Torn or ruptured tendons
- Myofascial pain syndrome
This list represents only a small sample of the underlying causes of pain, which can affect various parts of your body, including the back, neck, knees, elbows, wrists, feet, and ankles.
What is Pain Management? The objective of pain management is to alleviate pain without resorting to invasive surgical procedures. In addressing orthopedic problems, the physicians at South Texas Spinal Clinic leverage their combined experience and knowledge base to help you find a solution that not only relieves your pain but also aligns with your goals. To achieve this, South Texas Spinal Clinic has dedicated physiatrists on staff who specialize in diagnosing and treating almost all musculoskeletal pain.
What Treatments Help Manage Pain? The physiatrists at South Texas Spinal Clinic employ various tools in their pain management toolbox, including:
- Physical therapy
- Manual medicine
- Muscle and joint injections
- Spinal epidural steroid injections
- Facet and fluoroscopic spine injections
- Electrodiagnostic testing
- Nerve blocks
The physicians typically begin with conservative approaches and become more aggressive if your pain persists. Rest assured, they will collaborate with you until a satisfactory solution is found. Tailoring a plan designed to address your specific injury while keeping your goals in mind, the physiatrists aim not only to make you comfortable but also to facilitate your return to activities, especially if you’re an athlete. There’s no need to endure chronic pain – contact South Texas Spinal Clinic to discover how pain management can assist you, or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.