The mission of the pain management department at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is to offer a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan to those who are suffering from physical pain. Our multidisciplinary approach includes both interventional and non-interventional treatment.

Our pain management experts combine state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and medical technology with Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center tradition of treating the whole patient - mind, body and spirit.

Our pain management experts utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment - such as computer-assisted tomography, Magnetic Resonance Interferometry, and electromyography - makes highly specific diagnoses possible.

In doing so, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center specialists can complete extensive evaluations of complex pain conditions. Diagnostic evaluations may require several outpatient appointments or a brief inpatient stay.

Take our Pain Management Assessment to help understand why.

Following an evaluation, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center pain management specialists prepare an individualized treatment plan, which may involve a singular technique or a combination of methods to achieve optimal pain relief. These methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Nerve Blocks -- Interruption of pain pathways
  • Nerve Stimulation -- Electrical nerve stimulation.
  • Epidural Steroid Injections -- To reduce swelling around nerves.
  • Trigger Point Injections -- To relieve pain in specific areas.
  • Prescribing or Rearranging Medications -- To relieve pain and avoid drug abuse.
  • Dorsal Column and Peripheral Nerve Stimulators -- To relieve back pain, radical pain, and nerve disorders.
  • Morphine Pumps -- To relieve intractable pain.
  • Chemical and Cryoneurolysis -- Freezing of nerves to relieve pain.
  • Radiofrequency Neuroplasty -- New technology for arresting abnormal nerve impulses.

It is a common practice to combine these procedures with the following:

  • physical therapy and exercise program
  • occupational therapy
  • social services
  • drug detoxification program
  • psychotherapy and behavioral modification