Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic

About This Clinic

UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages complex pain conditions in adult patients (18 years and older). We work with you and your referring provider to create a patient-centered care plan with treatment goals tailored to your needs.

Treatment Approach

At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place, often during the same appointment, to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Comprehensive Pain Management Care Team includes pain management specialists, anesthesiologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners or physician assistants, pharmacists, and more who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.

We also collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with innovative treatment options. We practice whole-person care, which means in addition to conventional pain treatments, such as medications and injections, we implement exercise and strengthening, address sleep problems, and teach coping and mindfulness skills so patients can focus on the productive and meaningful aspects of their lives. Imaging and lab testing are also available on site if needed.

Appointment Information

Once our clinic receives a referral from your referring provider, members of the Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic care team will identify any existing records of treatment in the UT Health Austin System and communicate with your referring provider to obtain needed medical records and other information. If you have received medical treatment from a provider other than your referring provider, your care team will contact you to receive a written Authorization to Receive Medical Records from your other provider(s). The Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic generally will not schedule your initial appointment until it has received all relevant records. Once all records have been received and reviewed, the UTHA Access Center will contact you to schedule your initial appointment.

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Please do not expect to be prescribed opioids or other narcotics during your initial visit. Except in the most extenuating circumstances, we do not prescribe opioids or other narcotics during a patient’s initial appointment. We often either significantly reduce or completely eliminate a patient’s chronic use of a conventional opioid medication.