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
"Everyone at Tricity Pain help provide very good care and are very supportive. A special Thank you for Lauren Haby for helping me during the SA snow week 2/14-2/19. Lauren texted me back right away after I reached out to her and assured me that she would relay my information to Dr. Tong during time when office was closed. Dr.Tong did call me soon after text from Lauren and was able to help me with me pain management needs. I am forever grateful and would highly recommend any and all of the Tricity locations especially the Cinnamon Creek clinic."- A.S. / Google / Feb 19, 2021
"I have been with my previous pain care doctor for over 10 years. Over the past couple of years, I felt that they were no longer trying to help me. I have been in constant debilitating pain. I have to fight for what little bit of pain medication I was given & they never offered to try any other options, except for some bi-weekly infusions that are expensive & not covered by insurance. I have been wanting to find a new doctor for quite some time, but did not know who to go to, or where to start looking. My Neurosurgeon referred me to Dr. Prabhakar. I was nervous & anxious. After about 10 minutes into my appointment, all that went away. Dr. Prabhaker was asking me more questions than I was ever asked before. He actually EXAMINED me. He looked, touched, & asked me about my areas of pain. He offered me CHOICES. He has given me hope. I feel like someone is listening & is genuinely concerned about me, about helping me improve my quality of life."- D.T. / Google / Feb 24, 2021
"What a wonderful experience. I was prescribed some pretty harsh pain medications after my major surgeries from a horrible car accident. My doctor and PA have been wonderful in helping me transition from the highly addictive and dangerous medications to a less addictive and more affective pain regiment. The staff is wonderful to interact with, I always leave smiling. They are truly a GOD send. 😁👍"- B.A. / Google / Feb 24, 2021
"Dr. Raheel Bengali provided excellent medical service. He is an excellent pain management physician. Dr. Bengali listens, communicates effectively, and provides excellent pain management treatment options so I can maintain a healthy quality of life. Tricity Pain Associates staff are quick to provide excellent patient services at check in and check out. All staff are friendly and provide respect, dignity, and confidentiality during my appointments. Thank you. COL (USA RETIRED) R. G. Perez"- R.G. / Google / Feb 26, 2021
"The gorgeous lady at the front desk was very patient with me even when I messed up my appointment date and was even late to my actual appointment. Everyone was very professional and helpful in my healing process. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone wanting a clean, professional, welcoming environment in which to conduct their pain management."- C.C. / Google / Mar 04, 2021
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
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.