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Fast facts: Are you at an Increased Risk for Back Pain?

April 19th, 2014|low back pain|

An important question that is frequently put to our back pain management specialists here at the Capitol Pain Institute is whether there are certain jobs or lifestyles that increase the risk of back pain. The simple answer to this question is that it is not professions or lifestyles that influence back pain probability, but due

Understanding Spine Basics: The Vertebrae, Discs and the Spinal Cord

April 19th, 2014|Spine Basics|

Dealing with back pain is torture, but the more you know about spine basics, such as the vertebrae, discs and the spinal cord, the better you will understand your pain. Although it won’t lessen it, it can help you avoid making the situation worse. A lot of strain is put on your spine; after all

When is a Migraine headache really a Migraine?

March 18th, 2014|Latest News|

When is a Migraine headache really a Migraine? “My head hurts…It must be a migraine!” Is a common complaint amongst many patients in neurology clinics and Austin pain clinics alike. However, not all headaches have the same triggers, causes, or treatments. In specific, a migraine is a severe headache that may be commonly associated with nausea and/or light

New Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia

March 6th, 2014|Latest News|

The Hunt for the Correct Diagnosis: Fibromyalgia vs Myofascial Pain Syndrome A Glance at the Latest Breakthroughs in Diagnosis and Treatment Although hard to believe, there was a time when Fibromyalgia was treated as a “catch all diagnosis” or a diagnosis applied to any patient in diffuse, widespread chronic pain without a clear cause. As

Capitol Pain Institute in the fight against ovarian cancer

March 2nd, 2014|Latest News|

Capitol Pain Institute is teaming up with the Be The Difference Foundation in the fight against ovarian cancer.  Over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and more than 15,000 will die from the disease - it is the deadliest form of female reproductive tract cancer. The expected 5 year survival rate for ovarian cancer is

Treating Pain with Pain Management Austin

February 20th, 2014|chronic pain|

Thousands of people in Austin and all across the country suffer from chronic pain. This chronic pain could take many different forms such as headaches, sciatica, and lower back pain. One study shows that chronic pain costs the country 635 billion dollars in health care a year. What is worse is that this hefty price

Austin Pain Doctors are Trained to Help Chronic Pain Sufferers

February 19th, 2014|chronic pain|

For those suffering from chronic pain, every day can be a challenge to complete simple tasks, to attend school, go to work, or run a home and look after children. As chronic pain is so unique to the person, so too must the treatment approach to chronic pain management. It is important to find a

Stem Cells-the Next Frontier is Here

November 22nd, 2013|chronic pain, knee treatment, new therapies, osteoarthritis, stem cells|

by Guest Author Joseph Smith, PhD Our very own stem cells may provide the key to return us to a high quality of life without chronic pain. Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can develop into just about any specialized tissues.  No longer controversial as they need not be derived from embryos or cadavers,

Hiring mid-level practitioner

November 15th, 2013|Latest News|

Capitol Pain Institute is looking to hire a FT or PT nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or clinical nurse specialist.  If you are interested, please contact the office at 512-467-7246 or email [email protected]

Capitol Pain Institute – Round Rock opening on December 3rd

November 13th, 2013|Latest News|

Capitol Pain Institute is expanding again, bringing expert pain management to Round Rock! We are excited to announce the opening of our new Round Rock office located at 1 Chisholm Trail, Suite 4100 in Round Rock.  Dr. Juli Desai and Dr. Raimy Amasha will be seeing patients in the new Round Rock office.   Dr.

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