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By Wilson Almonte MD
January 27, 2021
Tags: joint pain  

If you’re dealing with joint pain our team can provide you with the relief you need.

Do your joints hurt? If this is something that you’ve just recently noticed this could be a sign of inflammation; however, if joint pain is persistent or you’re experiencing regular flare-ups then you could be dealing with arthritis. Since arthritis has the ability to lead to long-term joint damage, it’s important that you turn to a doctor right away. Our Victoria and Sugar Land TX, pain management doctors Dr. Wilson Almonte and Dr. Ted Lin can help you manage joint pain effectively.

Here are just two of the most effective solutions we offer to help you get your joint pain under control,

Physical Therapy

Whether your joint pain is due to arthritis or an acute condition such as tendinitis, you could benefit from physical therapy. Physical therapy provides customized exercises and ways to ease pain while also improving functionality and mobility in everyday life. Our physical therapists can help to improve alignment, boost blood flow and reduce inflammation and pain through regular physical therapy sessions.

Joint Injections

Along with physical therapy, we offer a variety of minimally invasive treatment options to ease both acute and chronic forms of joint pain. One way to provide fast pain relief is through joint injections. While our Sugar Land, TX, pain doctors will still want to determine the underlying cause of your joint pain, joint injections can still provide immediate and short-term relief, which can be beneficial for those dealing with chronic and severe joint pain. Joint injections should be used in conjunction with other treatment options and therapies including physical therapy, which can aid in recovery or maintenance of the disease, disorder or injury.

What can our pain doctors do for you?

We offer a wide range of physical therapy options and joint injections to provide you with the individualized treatment you need. Once we’ve made a proper diagnosis, we can create a customized treatment plan that will help to improve how your body functions as a whole. We can also,

  • Show you proper posture to practice throughout the day, whether you’re performing certain activities or simply sitting at your desk
  • Provide additional treatments and therapies including splints and bracing
  • Prescribe certain activities and exercises that are safe for those with arthritis and other causes of joint pain
  • Offer recommendations and ways to improve your environment (e.g. ergonomic chairs)

If you are living with joint pain in Victoria or Sugar Land, TX, the team at Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center, and Brazos Pain Management can help you combat your joint pain. To schedule an evaluation with us, call (361) 575-2882 or (281) 240-4300.


By Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center and Brazos Pain Management
January 19, 2021
Category: Back Pain
Tags: back pain  

Is it time that you saw a pain management doctor to help you with your back problems?

 

Dealing with chronic back pain can be frustrating and at times unbearable. Unfortunately, back pain is one of the leading causes of back paindisabilities in American adults. If you’ve had surgery to correct the problem, you may be distraught to discover that you’re still dealing with pain. Fortunately, our Victoria and Sugar Land TX, interventional pain management physicians Dr. Wilson Almonte and Dr. Ted Lin provide other solutions to help get your back pain under control, even after failed back surgery.

 

How do you know if your back surgery failed?

If you are still dealing with rather persistent pain even after recovering from back surgery, or if the pain gets worse, then these are signs that back surgery failed. You may also notice symptoms of leg pain, as well.

 

What should you expect from our pain management practice?

When you come into our office, regardless of whether you’ve had back surgery before or not, the goal of Dr. Wilson Almonte, Dr. Ted Lin, and their team is to try and provide a definitive diagnosis so that we know how to proceed. We may require imaging tests, metabolic tests to look for thyroid function, and nutritional deficiencies.

 

There are many reasons for failed back surgery. Some of them include,

 

  • Too much rest and immobility after surgery
  • Addressing the primary pain problem with surgery but not addressing other underlying problems
  • The surgery didn’t actually treat the underlying cause of the pain (or the diagnosis was incorrect)
  • You’re dealing with back instability due to surgery

 

There are a variety of treatment options that we can employ that can effectively manage back pain even after surgery. Some of these include,

 

  • Spinal cord stimulator implants (can be incredibly effective for treating failed back surgery syndrome)
  • Epidural injections
  • Exercise therapy/physical therapy
  • Neuropathic pain medications
  • Psychotherapy/counseling recommendations

 

In some cases, minimally invasive surgery may be necessary to correct the problem, particularly if there are several causes for your back pain that weren’t properly addressed in the first surgery. We can sit down with you to fully discuss your treatment options to make sure that you finally get the pain management and care you deserve.

 

If you are experiencing back pain despite having undergone surgery here in Victoria or Sugar Land, TX, turn to Dr. Almonte and his team at Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center, and Brazos Pain Management by calling today. To contact Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center, call (361) 575-2882. For Brazos Pain Management, call (281) 240-4300.


January 17, 2021
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

 

In 2020, the Physical Therapy Department was voted Best of the Best by the Victoria Advocate! 

The Advocate interviewed Dr. Almonte to find out why our community voted us the best Physical Therapy providers for 2020. We always strive to provide personalized care and individual attention and care plans to each patient, tailored to suit their needs. We have a highly experienced team of licensed therapists, who are trained in a wide variety of therapies so we can provide the "best of the best" care to our patients. 

Here's a link to the article!

Best of the Best 2020, Physical Therapy - The Victoria Advocate