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.
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.