About Central Post-Stroke Pain
Central post-stroke pain is a chronic condition that can develop after a stroke. The pain is felt in the same part of the body controlled by the part of the brain where the stroke occurred. Pain usually develops gradually within a month of a stroke, but in some cases it can occur immediately after the stroke. At UT Health Austin, we understand that central post-stroke pain can often be debilitating and negatively affect quality of life, and we are dedicated to working with you to find a solution.
Central Post-Stroke Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin
Our team of experts will evaluate your medical history and symptoms, and conduct a thorough physical examination. Depending on the severity of your pain, a treatment plan will be developed for you that may include medication, physical therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy. Your care team is dedicated to tailoring a custom-made treatment plan for you to alleviate your pain and allow you to focus on what’s important to you.
About Comprehensive Pain Management
Many complex pain conditions that adversely affect people’s lives. The Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic at UT Health Austin recognizes this complexity and treats the whole person. Our approach to the whole person means that in addition to conventional pain treatments like medications and injections, we use exercise and strengthening, address sleep problems, and teach coping and mindfulness skills, so that our patients can focus on the productive and meaningful aspects of their lives.