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Pain Relief

Work Injury Medicine, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine located in Austin and San Antonio, TX
Pain Relief

Pain Relief services offered in Austin and San Antonio, TX


If you struggle with ongoing pain, chances are you aren’t getting the pain relief you need from conventional medical treatments. But help is available from Helo Chen, DO, and the specialists at Serenity Medical Centers. They provide a vast array of pain relief services that target the source of your pain, effectively relieving your symptoms and accelerating healing. If you’re ready to get relief and return to an active life, call the office in Austin or San Antonio, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

Pain Relief Q&A

How does light therapy provide pain relief and healing?

Light therapy refers to the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissues to obtain therapeutic benefits. The energy improves cellular performance, reduces pain, and promotes healing by:

  • Accelerating tissue repair and healing
  • Reducing scar tissue formation
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving nerve function
  • Increasing metabolic activity
  • Relaxing tense muscles
  • Boosting new tissue growth
  • Increasing blood flow (getting nutrients to the tissues)

Serenity Medical Centers delivers light therapy using Celluma® light emitting diode (LED) devices and class IV lasers, also called cold lasers. Both can be used to relieve pain by reducing inflammation and healing your injured tissues.

How do Botox® injections relieve pain?

Medical-grade botulinum toxin (Botox) injections treat pain caused by chronic migraines. Botox also reduces the number of headaches you have in the future.

You may be a candidate if you’re experiencing headaches for at least four hours a day for 15 or more days per month. Your therapy begins with two Botox treatments delivered 12 weeks apart. Botox gradually wears off, so you need another treatment every three months.

What injections can I get for pain relief?

Therapeutic injections use a variety of agents to relieve your pain. During an injection, your provider uses ultrasound or X-ray guidance to precisely place the needle at the injured and inflamed tissues.

Serenity Medical Centers offer injections such as:

 

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections relieve tight, painful knots in your muscles and fascia, the connective tissues surrounding your muscles responsible for myofascial pain.

 

Hyaluronic acid gel injections

Hyaluronic acid injections relieve the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis by restoring the joint cushion and adding lubrication.

 

Steroid injections

Steroid injections reduce inflammation in tendons, ligaments, and joints.

 

Hydrodissection

Hydrodissection, an injection to reduce nerve compression, is often used for carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

Brisement injections

These injections break down scar tissue and promote healing, making them effective for a frozen shoulder.

Can I get pain relief from restorative medicine?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a restorative treatment that comes from your own blood. Your provider takes a blood sample and creates PRP using a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma.

After injecting PRP, the platelets release growth factors that activate your body’s healing response. Growth factors reduce inflammation, promote cellular growth, trigger new blood vessel formation, and ease your pain.

You can get relief from your pain at Serenity Medical Centers. Schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking feature.

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