What’s your pain communicating?

Pain is the body’s way of telling you something needs healing, not a band-aid. At Diagnostic Pain Center, that healing starts with establishing a diagnosis. We appreciate what you’re going through and the ways pain may be limiting your life. Instead of simply focusing on your symptoms, we treat you: the whole person.

Your pain is complex, and we won’t stop until we get to the root of it. That means listening to your pain story and compiling a detailed, comprehensive history of what brought you here. Next, a thorough physical exam and analysis of applicable imaging help us understand the underlying causes of your pain.

From there, we present you with evidence-based treatment options ranging from interventional injections and medications to integrative therapies. We’ll use every tool available to bring you the relief you deserve. If it’s in your best interest, we may refer you to another surgeon, physician, or rheumatologist. We believe the best treatment for you is the one that fits your individual lifestyle. Our goal is for you to not need us anymore. Together, we’ll collaborate on your options and guide you to the right treatment options to alleviate your pain. Click the red areas to research the potential cause of your pain.

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be caused by symptoms of aging, the shoulder joint itself, or any of the surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons.

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Thoracic Pain

Thoracic Pain

The thoracic spine refers to the middle and upper back regions. It joins the cervical spine (neck), extending down about 5 inches past the bottom of the shoulder blades, where it connects to the lumbar spine (lower back).

Made up of 12 vertebrae, the thoracic spine is designed for stability and plays an integral role in holding the body upright and protecting vital organs in the chest. The thoracic spine differs from the cervical and lumbar spine in a number of ways, most notably, its limited flexibility. The rib cage is attached to each level of the thoracic spine, providing rigidity and decreasing range of motion. Compared to the higher-mobile cervical and lumbar regions of the spine, problems like disc herniation are actually not as common in the thoracic spine.

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Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain

Wrist pain is common with aging or repetitive tasks. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes aching, numbness, and weakness. Arthritis can make wrists tender and swollen. Splints, compresses, injections, and physical therapy are all common wrist pain treatments.

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Ankle Pain

Ankle Pain

Ankle pain stems from aging, wear and tear from daily use, or injury to the bones, ligaments, or tendons. Ice, compression, injections, and rest are all common ankle pain treatments.

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Head Pain

Headaches

Headaches are one of the top pain-related health complaints of Americans. Nearly everyone gets headaches, it’s just a matter of how often and to what degree of severity. Headaches are more than just irritating, they can have a severely negative impact on your quality of life, impairing your ability to work productively and enjoy interactions with others. Understandably, we see a high number of patients at the Diagnostic Pain Center who are seeking headache treatment in Austin.

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain is a common ailment for a large majority of the population. Many people consistently perform tasks that exert the muscles, nerves and ligaments of their back and spine. When they overexert these essential components, it more or less causes the upper and lower back to degenerate.

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Hip Pain

Hip Pain

As we age, hip cartilage can wear down, and the muscles and tendons can eventually become more damaged. Broken bones, bursitis, and arthritis can contribute to hip pain as we age.

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee pain is common with injury, arthritis, gout, and infections. Physical therapy, knee braces, injections, and surgical repair are common knee pain treatments.

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

The neck is a complex structure that is often the source of muscle soreness and tension. In fact, neck pain is a very common complaint among many of our Austin patients. Being the most flexible region of the spine, the neck can be more prone to injury from sports and accidents wherein the neck is overstretched or strained. However, neck pain can also arise from things like poor posture, sleeping wrong, stress and the natural aging process.

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Why I Created Diagnostic Pain Center

When my family and I first moved to Austin, I felt that most pain management clinics were pushing excessive procedures or medications to get patients out the door. I knew the Diagnostic Pain Center had to be different.

I wanted to establish a place where I could practice honestly and ethically, a place where quality of care and compassion were the top priorities. We analyze your history, physical exam, and applicable records to establish a diagnosis.  Because that’s what you need when you’re in pain, a doctor who will take the time to hear you, to see you, rather than one who thinks of you as just a number.

Diagnostic Pain Center was created to address the physical and emotional toll that pain takes on your life. We don’t just mask the pain. We help you understand what’s creating it and decide how to move forward, and we’ve successfully helped thousands patients engage in their lives again. This is the reputation we’ve upheld since 2012: treating the whole patient — not just your symptoms.

Dr. Robert Marks

American Board of AnesthesiologyInternational Neuromodulation SocietyNorth American Neuromodulation SocietyTexas Medical AssociationAmericas Best DoctorThreeBest Best BusinessUS News and World Report Top Doctor

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