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:
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Great-West Healthcare
- United Healthcare
Contact your Pro-Care office to speak with our team for additional information about insurance providers and personal injury claims.