Pain Medicine Specialist

Jacinto Medical Group

Family Practice & Neurologists located in Baytown, TX & La Porte, TX

Pain is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. The health care experts at Jacinto Medical Group want to help you gain control over your pain, which is why they specialize in pain medicine at their offices in Baytown and La Porte, Texas. To get help with your pain, call your nearest office today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Pain Medicine

What is pain medicine?

Pain medicine is a medical specialty focused on pain prevention through the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of people in pain. Pain can be acute or chronic.

Acute pain

Acute pain usually develops in response to an injury or disease and lasts a short period of time. Most people only experience acute pain.

Chronic pain

Chronic pain is pain that lasts months or even years and can affect your quality of life. If you suffer from chronic pain, you may also be dealing with other issues as a result of the pain, such as depression, low self-esteem, or anger.

The team at Jacinto Medical Group can help you manage your pain, whether acute or chronic.

What are the symptoms of chronic pain?

Chronic pain can occur in any part of your body and cause a number of symptoms that may vary in intensity. Common symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • Dull ache
  • Sharp or shooting pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Burning or soreness
  • Stinging

It’s not always easy to determine the exact cause of chronic pain, but you may develop long-term pain after an infection or injury. Cancer and arthritis are also common causes of chronic pain.

How can pain medicine treat my pain?

The team at Jacinto Medical Group offers a number of treatments to help manage your pain. It may take some trial and error to find the exact treatment that reduces your pain and improves your quality of life.

Treatment may include:

Medication

The team at Jacinto Medical Group may provide different medication to help you manage your pain. In addition to over-the-counter pain medicine, you may benefit from an antidepressant or an anticonvulsant.

The team may also recommend prescription pain medicine for long-term pain management, such as Suboxone®.

Therapy

Various activities also help with pain management. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, the team may refer you for physical therapy or recommend you engage in regular low-impact exercise. You may also benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

CAM may also be recommended to help you with your pain. This approach may include acupuncture or massage therapy.

If you’re tired of pain controlling your life, let the team at Jacinto Medical Group help you. To learn more about pain medicine, call today or schedule an appointment online.