About Our Assessment Services
Tricity Pain Associates is excited to offer local men and women a wide variety of assessment services for chronic pain, including individualized evaluations and pain mapping. These services are specifically designed to help identify the type of pain you are experiencing, its severity, and where it is located on your body. These assessments also aid in distinguishing the underlying cause of your pain. Thousands of individuals suffer from chronic pain in the United States alone and experience debilitating symptoms that keep them from living a healthy, active life. Our caring team at Tricity Pain Associates is committed to helping you discover the right solution for your pain through comprehensive diagnostic care and minimally invasive pain management therapies. Call one of our offices in Texas today to schedule your private pain evaluation and mapping appointment.
Evaluation and Pain Mapping Reviews
"It was really nice.. The people where great.. My family and i go their for all of our pain management..."- L.T. / Facebook / Apr 07, 2017
"I go to try seed pain management to get my back injections doctor monus is a great doctor I be seen him for almost 5 years and hes been great I highly recommend him to everybody"- C.L. / Facebook / Sep 04, 2019
"I would recommend. I suffer with chronic lower back pain and nerve pain in my legs due to degenerative diseases of my lumbar spine and a lumbar fusion surgery that did not alleviate my pain. Dr. Bengali is probably the best pain management physician in San Antonio. I have seen a lot of doctors. Hands down, he is one of the best out there."- M.B. / Google / Dec 04, 2018
"Tricity Pain has changed the lives of two members of my family for the better. Dr. Tong is the best. He is very well versed in all medicine, but especially in Pain Management. He has a very caring bed-side manner and is always looking for the absolute best result possible for each one of his patients. My daughters are, and will be, forever grateful to him and his wonderful MA Jeannette."- B.P. / Google / Nov 04, 2019
"I love Dr. Bengali!! He has done more for me in the last 2 months than my other pain doctor did in 2 years. He's a no nonsense, let's get to the root of the problem and fix it kind of guy and I love that. Yes,… More it's more expensive to goto this group but it's totally worth it. My insurance has covered every thing 100% and I couldn't be happier. Thank you, Dr. Bengali."- L.A. / Facebook / Dec 22, 2017
The first step in understanding and identifying your discomfort is to undergo a one-on-one medical evaluation with one of our seasoned healthcare professionals. During this appointment, we will take our time to carefully listen to all of your concerns and will ask questions about the type of pain and symptoms you are experiencing. We will perform a physical examination and may gently conduct a few exercises to better understand the level of your pain and limitations of mobility. In addition, you should be prepared to share your complete medical history to help us to gain insight into your overall health and genetic risk factors. Personal medical evaluations provide essential information in building your custom treatment plan and determining what therapies may work best for you.
Pain mapping is a technique that uses a specialized needle and gentle electrical signal to identify the type, level, and location of a patient's discomfort. During this assessment, the handheld device is placed near the spinal column under live x-ray (fluoroscopy) as an electrical signal is sent to the localized nerves. This test can be performed on the cervical (neck), thoracic (shoulders and mid-back), lumbar (low back), and sacral (lowest section of the spine) portions of the back. Patients generally do not experience any abnormal discomfort during this procedure since the electrical signals create a mild tingling sensation in the body. Patients are asked to identify where they feel these sensations (arms, chest, leg, foot) and if it is the usual location of their pain. If it's the same, then it is classified as concordant pain reproduction and the pain site is accurately spotted.
Types Of Treatments
Our team will draw up an individualized pain chart that includes a checklist of the problem sites that were discovered during the pain mapping process. This, in turn, helps us to properly diagnose and treat your specific type of discomfort to bring the relief you need. We offer a variety of pain management treatments, including:
- Physical therapy
- Hot/cold therapy
- Lifestyle modifications
- Chiropractic care/manipulative therapy
- Low impact exercises and stretching (yoga and walking)
- Muscle relaxants and nerve pain medications
- Disc compressions
- Epidural steroid injections
- Nerve blocks
- PRP injections
- BOTOX injections
Evaluation and Pain Mapping FAQs
Why is an evaluation and pain mapping necessary?
There are times when the source of your pain cannot be clearly identified. Pain mapping becomes necessary when pain prevents you from exercising, climbing the stairs, or even walking properly. Our goal at Tricity Pain Associates is to help you return to your daily activities in comfort.
Will pain mapping cure my condition?
While pain mapping is not a treatment, it can help identify the cause of your symptoms. Once we provide an accurate diagnosis, the experienced team at Tricity Pain Associates can look into conservative and advanced therapies to reduce your pain.
Am I a candidate for pain mapping?
Tricity Pain Associates offers pain mapping for patients of all needs and backgrounds. During your initial appointment, we will look into your health history and determine if this is right for you. Our specialists are happy to answer any questions you may have in our office.
Schedule An Appointment
Contact Tricity Pain Associates in Texas to schedule your personal evaluation and pain mapping appointment to properly diagnose and pinpoint the location of your discomfort. We have helped countless men and women who suffer from chronic pain to regain mobility and an active lifestyle through high-quality pain management care. We look forward to serving you so you can experience the comfort you've been longing for.