Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of frequently asked questions that we receive at Advanced Pain Care. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us with your question.

About Advanced Pain Care:

Will my insurance cover the treatment by Advanced Pain Care?

Yes, with a few exceptions. Call us at (512) 244-4272 to be sure your insurance coverage is accepted.

What if I have questions about my treatment?

If you have any questions about your treatment, feel free to ask your doctor, or call us at (512) 244-4272. The staff at Advanced Pain Care recognizes that medical procedures can be very unsettling. We make every effort to simply and completely answer all questions related to your procedure(s). We also offer educational brochures, booklets, and other information on the most common problems treated and procedures performed.

What is the procedure for the initial evaluation?

Patients enjoy a relaxed, personalized experience during their initial visit. They will receive a welcome packet that will be completed during their first meeting with the physician. After the initial evaluation, their physician will discuss with them the most effective program for their problem.

How soon can I be seen for my initial evaluation?

If your pain requires that you see us immediately, call us right away at (512) 244-4272.

What types of pain does Advanced Pain Care treat?

Advanced Pain Care specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic pain. We also treat cancer pain and sometimes acute pain.

What types of treatment does Advanced Pain Care provide?

Advanced Pain Care is committed to providing the highest quality and caring in its service. We provide a wide array of modern tools:

  • Precision nerve injections
  • Radiofrequency
  • IDET
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Implantable morphine pumps
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Psychological support

To read more about the treatments offered at Advanced Pain Care, click here

General:

How is the quality of life affected by chronic pain?

When chronic pain takes over, a person’s entire life may become focused on it. The pain dictates how much people can do and when they can do it. The less active people become the weaker they become. As the pain continues, enjoyable activities are avoided for fear of making the pain worse. People find it difficult to sleep comfortably, which leaves them exhausted and less able to bear pain. They sense of loss of control of their lives. With effective treatment, people can, with time and help, get back control of their lives.

How many people are affected by chronic pain?

One in three Americans suffers from some type of chronic pain. The consistent and chronic pain does not go away despite traditional medical efforts at treatments. It disrupts home, life, and work. Often, others who can’t see the cause of the pain misunderstand it.