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Top Pain Clinic

Top Pain Clinic in San Antonio, TX

Chronic pain can have a negative impact on all aspects of a person’s life. Improved pain control can lead to better physical function, enhanced personal and professional relationships, and an overall sense of well-being.  At San Antonio Pain Consultants. Dr. Darius Zagunis, M.D., board-certified pain specialists offer tailored treatment plans that address the root cause of pain and can potentially reduce pain intensity and improve overall well-being. We are here to help you achieve lasting relief and return to activities you enjoy. Contact us for more information or schedule a consultation today. We are conveniently located at 3903 Wiseman Blvd, Ste 117, San Antonio, TX 78251.

Top Pain Clinic Near Me in San Antonio, TX
Top Pain Clinic Near Me in San Antonio, TX

Table of Contents:

What is a pain clinic?
Why would someone be referred to a pain clinic?
How do I find a pain clinic?
Is pain the most common reason patients seek medical care?
What type of pain are you experiencing?

What is a pain clinic?


Pain clinics are specialized healthcare facilities that focus on the management and treatment of pain. Since at least 100 million live with chronic pain, these facilities sometimes called interdisciplinary clinics, have medical professionals of all standings to help patients, this includes nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, and in some clinics they have nutritionists, dieticians, and occupational or vocational therapists on staff as well. At pain clinics, the methods used will depend on the type of pain clinic you are at, some pain clinics deal with only procedures to manage pain, while other pain clinics will look at the patient’s health and lifestyle overall to determine treatment. Some clinics will use alternative treatment methods with your medication and pain management such as acupuncture or massage therapy.

Why would someone be referred to a pain clinic?


If you have been seeking care from your primary care physician and your pain levels have not improved through the use of medications or simple therapy options such as heat or cold compresses on the affected area. The reason for this referral to a pain specialist is because there may be therapies that pain management doctors will have a better understanding of to be able to recommend and a deeper understanding of what can be causing the pains you are experiencing. Pain specialists also have an understanding of conditions such as Crohn’s disease pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neuropathic pain syndromes, postherpetic pain, endometrial pain, cervical radiculopathy, bursitis, and headaches/migraines, along with chronic pain caused by herniated discs, knee injuries, elbow injuries, and shoulder injuries.
 
Other reasons that you may be referred to a pain specialist is if your symptoms extend past 3 months without a resolution through medical interventions your primary care physician has recommended, your orthopedic doctor, surgeon, or primary care physician has run out of treatment options for your condition, there has been no diagnosis for the cause of the pain you are experiencing, you have begun to experience unrelenting pains in the affected area, or other joints or parts of the body, or your pain has begun to affect your wellbeing and mood.

How do I find a pain clinic?


If you are looking for a pain clinic our medical team at San Antonio Pain Consultants is accepting patients, with the convenience to request an appointment online with our Dr. Darius Zagunis M.D. Our approach to pain is based on improving the quality of life of our patients through the use of cutting-edge pain management technologies and the personalized attention you deserve when seeking medical care.

Is pain the most common reason patients seek medical care?


Chronic pain is experienced by 25% of the American population, because of this it is a very common reason to seek medical care. It is not the most common, as this belongs to hypertension but it is in the top ten reasons patients seek medical care. Because chronic pain is so common, some doctors have dedicated themselves to the treatment and management of pain in patients to improve their quality of life and well-being.

What type of pain are you experiencing?


There are five categories that the types of pain people experience can be broken down into, and patients can compare these categories to understand where their pain may fall before having it assessed by a physician.
 
Acute pain: Acute pain is characterized by pain that has developed over a short period of time and can end as quickly as it started. Causes for acute pain range from surgeries, injuries, cuts, and burns, and can be managed at home with the use of over-the-counter medications.
 
Chronic pain: Chronic pain is characterized by pain that lasts, because chronic pain can come and go it can be misinterpreted as acute pain, however, if the pain experienced has been going on for three months or longer this is what sets chronic pain apart from acute pain.
 
Nociceptive pain: Nociceptive pain is pain that the damage of tissues has caused, many who have nociceptive pain experience it because of injuries such as fractures, osteoporosis, arthritis, sprains, strains, and damage to the ligaments or tendons. If you are experiencing nociceptive pain that is below the surface of the skin, such as muscle injuries, this is somatic pain. If you are experiencing nociceptive pain that is located in the internal organs, such as the stomach or lungs, this is called visceral pain.
 
Neuropathic pain: Neuropathic pain is caused when a patient has experienced an injury or surgery that resulted in nerve damage or loss of the nerves in the area. Neuropathic pain is characterized by stabbing, shooting, tingling, or burning sensations in the area that is being affected. Neuropathic pain can be acute or chronic.
 
Functional pain: Functional pain is similar to Chronic pain as it can come and go, and be misinterpreted as acute pain, but what sets functional pain apart from chronic and acute pain is that the pain is caused by functional movement of the joints,  fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular dysfunction, and chronic cardiac chest pain.

Contact us for more information or schedule a consultation today. We are conveniently located at 3903 Wiseman Blvd, Ste 117, San Antonio, TX 78251. We serve patients from San Antonio TX, Balcones Heights TX, Fair Oaks TX, Castroville TX, Fair Oaks Ranch TX, Helotes TX, Alamo Ranch TX,  Leon Valley TX, Shavano Park TX, and surrounding areas.