Physicians specializing in pain management evaluate, treat and rehabilitate people in pain that can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, from cancer treatment to migraine headaches. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a pain management specialist if your pain does not go away with oral medications or simple therapies such as resting the area that is causing pain and the use of heat and ice.
Pain management involves identifying the precise source of the problem and determining the optimal treatment. Pain can be treated with medication, physical rehabilitation, surgery and psychiatric treatment. Our pain management doctors in San Antonio believe that their role isn’t just treating chronic pain, but finding the source of the problem so you may enjoy a better quality of life.
Methodist Healthcare’s Pain Management Belief
The level and intensity of pain experienced can by different for each person. While you are a patient at a Methodist Healthcare facility, your physicians and nurses will frequently ask you to rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten, with zero meaning no pain to ten being the worst pain imaginable. Based on your response, pain relief medication will be prescribed to help you be more comfortable so you can rest and heal.
Our medical team and pain management doctors are committed to making you as comfortable as possible during and after your surgery. If you have any questions are concerns about your pain levels, we are always willing to listen.
Methodist Healthcare’s cancer care program offers an integrated approach to cancer care. Pain management doctors are a part of our multi-disciplinary team. Our pain management experts work closely with our oncologists to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible during treatment. Ask your nurse navigator or physician during your next visit for more information.