Acute or chronic pain can interfere with every aspect of life, ranging from the ability to sleep to enjoying daily activities. The Pain Management team at Texas Health Harris Methodist Southlake provides a wide range of advanced tests and treatments to diagnose the cause of pain and help patients control or eliminate the source of their pain.
Pain Medicine Specialists, use a broad-based approach to treat all pain disorders, ranging from pain as a symptom of disease to pain as the primary disease. The pain physician serves as a consultant to other physicians but is often the principal treating physician (as distinguished from the primary care physician) and may provide care at various levels, such as treating the patient directly, prescribing medication, prescribing rehabilitative services, performing pain relieving procedures, counseling patients and families, and coordinating care with other health care providers.
A number of subspecialties cross over into each others field of Pain Management. An anesthesiologist (boarded in Pain Management) or a PM&R physician would perform the same procedures.Texas Health Harris Methodist Southlake provides expert evaluation and treatment for all types of pain problems, including:
- Acute pain: Our pain management team is available 24 hours a day to treat pain related to surgery, trauma, obstetrical and medical emergencies.
- Chronic pain: Pain specialists use a wide variety of approaches to control pain originating from:
- Musculoskeletal abnormalities (myofacial, cervical, upper extremity and lower back)
- Post-traumatic pain syndromes (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causalgia and aggravated neuralgia)
- Peripheral neuralgia
- Neck pain
- Cranio-facial pain
- Upper and lower extremity pain
- Joint pain
- Chest wall and rib pain
- Certain types of abdominal and pelvic pain
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders related to the nerves, muscles, and bones. These disorders may produce temporary or permanent impairment. PM&R provides care in the treatment of all conditions related to the brain, muscles, and bones, from traumatic brain injury to lower back pain. Rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. These physicians must have four years of training plus one year of clinical practice before becoming certified.
The Pain Management services at Texas Health Harris Methodist Southlake offer advanced therapies to treat pain. Our team combines expert and compassionate care with state-of-the-art medical resources, helping patients improve their quality of life.