Altus Hospital provides state-of-the-art surgical solutions to pain management at our Baytown pain management surgery center. We offer services and procedures for a range of chronic pain, from neck pain and back pain to herniated and bulging discs and osteoarthritis. If conservative, non-surgical solutions have been ruled out to manage your pain, you still have hope at Altus Pain Management Surgical Center in an environment customized to meet your needs.
Pain Management Surgical Center
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Pain Management Surgery
We treat the following chronic pain conditions:
DISCOVER LIFE FREE OF PAIN
If you’ve tried traditional remedies without success, then it’s time to visit our pain management center in Baytown. Approximately 3 million adults in the U.S suffer from some type of daily pain, but more than 50 million are reportedly suffering from various chronic pain conditions.
At Altus, we specialize in same-day, outpatient surgical procedures at both of our local facilities, which include state-of-the-art technology and anesthetic techniques.
Pain stems from various conditions ranging from numerous injuries and diseases. Often triggered in the nervous system, pain occurs when there’s nerve inflammation. Pain can last for a short period of time (acute pain), or it can persist for longer periods of time (chronic pain). An estimated 76.2 million Americans have suffered from pain lasting longer than 24 hours.
You might experience isolated pain in one area of your body such as the pelvis, stomach, lower back, knee and head, or feel it all at once in your joints with illnesses such as the flu. There are several ways to treat pain, which varies depending on the cause of pain.
Treatments can vary from over-the-counter pain relievers to surgery for more severe cases. If you’re experiencing pain that has become resistant to medical treatments and is causing severe lifestyle problems, seek out a pain management doctor or specialist for further attention.
CONDITIONS TREATED AT ALTUS
While there are many forms of pain, our pain management doctors will take a holistic approach to help diagnose and treat the sources of pain throughout the body. At Altus Hospital, we focus on the medical and surgical management of chronic pain, including common pain disorders and symptoms such as:
- Neck and back pain
- Pain-related to herniated or bulging disks
- Work-related injuries
- Temporomandibular (TMJ) pain
- Trauma due to motor vehicle accidents
- Cancer pain
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
COMMON TYPES OF PAIN
More than 3 million Americans suffer from lower back pain, which is the most common type of pain reported out of three. The other common types of pain are severe headache or migraine pain.
LOWER BACK PAIN
Lower back pain can last several weeks (acute), which may be caused by heavy lifting or bad posture. This type of pain can develop for a number of reasons but usually lasts for no more than three months.
Causes of back pain include:
- Spinal abnormalities
- Muscle strain
- Poor posture
- Improper lifting objects
- Bulging or ruptured disk
Most lower back pain treatments include over-the-counter pain relievers such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) or naproxen sodium (Aleve). Other treatments include muscle relaxants, topical pain relievers, prescription drugs, injections or surgery for more severe conditions.
Occurring in the nervous system, headaches can be painful or even disabling. There are reportedly 150 different types of headaches that exist however, the most common two are tension (stress) headaches and migraines.
Most common among teens and adults, tension headaches are often described as a mild to moderate pain that comes and goes over a period of time. The pain is often felt on both sides of the head.
More than 4 million adults suffer from daily migraines. These headaches can last anywhere from a few hours to three days. An intense pounding, pulsating or throbbing pain generally is felt in one particular area of the head. In addition to the pain, people may experience sensitivity to light or noise, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite and more.
Causes of severe headache / migraine pain include:
- Lack of sleep
- Poor posture
- Hormonal changes
- Alcohol and highly caffeinated drinks
- Sensory stimuli
- Climate change
Most treatments for severe headaches and migraines include over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Another drug used for migraines is triptans, which comes in the form of pills, injections, and skin patches. Other treatments include muscle relaxants, other medications, stress reduction, and head devices that stimulate parts of the brain for more serious cases.
COMMON PAIN MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES
Whether you require diagnostic imaging or specialized surgery, Altus Hospitals offer the highest quality care in an environment that is convenient and customized to meet your individual needs. Some of the procedures we offer for pain management include cervical and lumbar epidural steroid injections.
Post-procedure you will be monitored under the watchful care of our skilled team of post-surgical unit nurses, to ensure you’re on track for a speedy recovery.
If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort in your neck or back, please do not wait to consult a specialist. Schedule outpatient or inpatient procedures with any of our board-certified pain management doctors at Altus Hospital in Baytown. We also welcome the opportunity to review and provide advice on current MRI or other images in electronic format.
At Altus Hospitals, we believe that healing starts with a community. At Altus, you are family! We welcome you to find out more about our services and commitment to patient care by exploring our website, or by visiting our state-of-the-art hospitals located in Houston and Baytown.