Neurology in Greater Austin & San Antonio

Our Neurologists’ Approach to Chronic & Acute Pain

Neurological pain symptoms result from a variety of causes, and most treatment is aimed at relieving the symptoms while working to identify the cause. There are many different treatments ranging from over the counter and prescription drugs to surgical options, medical devices, and injections. No single treatment is proven to provide complete pain relief for every type of patient. Many times pain management will require several types of treatments used together and depends on the individual’s reaction.

At Pro-Care, we help people with neurological conditions by providing them with expert medical care and treatment. With our expert neurologists, patients can get the treatment they need to manage their pain, as well as receive ongoing support to help them cope with the symptoms they experience and address the root cause. We offer several different services and treatments, including:

  • Neurological assessments – which can help doctors assess the extent of a patient’s neurological condition and identify any underlying problems that may be causing it.
  • Treatment options – which can include any number of different treatments and therapies designed to help patients manage their condition. These could include medications, injections, chiropractic care, and in some cases surgery.  
  • Pain management – which can help patients manage pain symptoms by taking steps such as reducing stress levels or using various pain relief techniques.

What Can You Do About Neurological Pain?

Neurologist patients can help to manage pain using a few simple techniques in addition to the doctor’s recommendations including:

  • Keep moving and stay active
  • Try massage therapy
  • Employ Relaxation techniques

Pain can be frustrating, but with the help of the doctor it can be managed until the underlying cause is determined and treated. Depending on the cause, the treatment can vary from simple rest and support to more complex surgical procedures or rehabilitation.

Neurology & Surgery for Patients

You might wonder if you’ll need surgery! This will depend on what has caused the pain. If a patient has experienced a sudden injury or accident, surgery may be needed right away. However, if a patient has chronic or persistent pain, he or she may need an operation or another procedure. Other procedures used include nerve blocks, where anesthetics or other forms of prescription medication are used to halt pain signals or a spinal injection such as cortisone or an anesthetic medicine. Patients should talk to the doctor about the expected results and any side effects which may occur. This will help him or her to weigh the risks and the benefits of more invasive treatment. Patients living with neurologically based pain can call the office to schedule a consultation with the doctor to diagnose the cause of the pain and start an effective treatment plan.

We refer neurologist patients in-house.

Our List Of Accepted Insurance And Patients Seen Under a Letter of Protection (Personal Injury)

We accept most major insurances and patients seen under a letter of protection for personal injury. Here is our list of accepted insurance at Pro-Care Medical Centers in Texas:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oscar
  • PHCS
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare

Contact your Pro-Care office to speak with our team for additional information about insurance providers and personal injury claims.

Neurology FAQs

A neurological examination is where our neurologists review a patient’s health history juxtaposed with the current condition. The exam typically includes tests for motor and sensory skills, hearing and speech, strength, vision, coordination, and reflexes. Neurologists may also check your mental state. This information helps our neurologists determine a list of possibilities or problems that affect your body. Once done, the result may provide more information on which diagnostic tests and procedures to pursue. 

The following tests below may help diagnose a neurological condition: 

  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis 
  • Evoked potentials
  • Ultrasound (sonography)
  • Tensilon test
  • Nerve biopsy
  • Polysomnogram
  • X-Ray

Neurologists are specialists who treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurological conditions include epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, forgetfulness, and Parkinson’s disease.

Neurologists treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord, muscles, and peripheral nerves. Some neurological conditions that neurologists treat include: 

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Back Pain
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Headaches
  • Brain tumor
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Seizures
  • Tremors
  • Stokes
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sleep disorders

A neurological examination is needed when seeking a specialized opinion on a patient whose symptoms may involve the brain, nervous system, or muscles. Such examinations or tests are also helpful when patients wish to get a second opinion from a neurologist. Overall, neurological examinations give patients an effective diagnosis and treatment for neurological problems.

A patient doesn’t have to prepare anything, but it is good to have previous results from other facilities or a copy of your past medical reports from other doctors just in case. Be sure to list down any questions you might have for your neurologist. For the visit, a patient may also ask a friend or a family member to accompany them so they don’t miss any important details. 

When patients have symptoms that could be related to the brain, nervous system, or neuromuscular in nature, a general practitioner doctor may recommend them to seek the expertise of a neurologist. However, it is best to keep in mind the following warning signs that tell you that it’s time to visit a neurologist: 

  • Severe or chronic headaches and migraines
  • Seizures
  • Memory problems
  • Vertigo 
  • Movement or balance problems
  • Numbness or tingling in one side of the body
  • Weakness or loss of strength
  • Muscle spasms 

When visiting Pro-Care Medical, our healthcare specialists will attend to you and conduct evaluations, a neurological exam, and additional tests to create a personalized treatment plan to address symptoms and help with healing.