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Pain Management

Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie

 
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Pain Relief Tailored for You

At Baylor Waxahachie, a physician on our medical staff who specializes in pain management will create an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs. Based on a comprehensive initial evaluation and review of your medical history, the doctor develops a customized approach to accelerate your return to normal daily activities.

To manage your pain, we offer specialized medication therapy, physical therapy and targeted treatments at the site of your pain or injury.

Interventional pain management services include:
  • Epidural steroid injections: Anti-inflammatory medication is injected into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord to reduce inflammation of the nerve roots.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic neural block procedures: Medication is injected on or near nerves to identify the source of pain and relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks: Target the sympathetic nerves that run along the front of the spinal column.
  • Facet blocks: Target the facet joints, which are located on either side of the back of the spinal vertebrae.
  • Trigger point injections: Anesthetic is injected into trigger points—painful, tight knots or bands of muscle that can irritate surrounding nerves.
  • Neurolytic procedures: A variety of techniques are used to turn off the ability of an affected nerve to transmit pain signals to the brain.
Other treatment strategies include:
  • Conditioning, stretching and aquatic exercise
  • Training in body mechanics, ergonomics and adaptive daily living  skills
Within the Baylor Health Care System, comprehensive, interdisciplinary pain management services are available, including:
  • Visualization and biofeedback
  • Cognitive or behavioral therapy to improve coping skills