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About Acute & Chronic Pain and Spine Center

The Acute and Chronic Pain and Spine Center is a state-of-the-art treatment facility with multiple examination rooms and treatment rooms. Included in this facility is a complete ambulatory surgery center with operating rooms and recovery room facilities. When necessary procedures are performed under fluoroscopic guidance. Our treatment program is certified by the American Academy of Pain Management, a national certifying body in the United States.

  The Medical Director at the Acute and Chronic Pain and Spine Center, Dr. Daneshfar, is a pain specialist certified by several boards in the United States.

 Dr. Daneshfar did his undergraduate work at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. He earned Degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics & Physics Sciences.  His studies also included Electronics, Biophysics, Transistor Transistor Logics (TTL). He served as a Pain Specialist at the pain clinic at Willford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Daneshfar also started the pain management clinic at Northwest Texas health-care systems in 1990. He was the Director of the department of anesthesia at Northwest Texas health-care systems until 1996. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Anesthesia Group PA, Texas Anesthesiology Group PA, Steam Boat Medical Developments, and the New Horizons Physician Practice Management Inc. in Amarillo, Texas.

    Our approach to pain treatment is a multidisciplinary approach. This means that there are multiple specialists involved in the treatment of pain disorders. These include pain physicians, anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, surgeons, chiropractors, nursing specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and others. Many of these specialists require inputs into the care of a patient with complex painful conditions and disorders, which generally is a continuum of symptoms and pathology.

  We treat each patient as an individual with a specifically designed care plan. For each individual our care is a continuum from simplest of care without any invasive procedures to more complex interventions. We try to treat the patient with a minimum of what is required for maximum recovery. This has been shown, in our experience and practice to be most cost-effective as well as successful.  That is to do the least, which is required for any pain patient suffering from any pain condition. More complex and invasive procedures are utilized in the care of our patients if they become necessary.

Our practice is broad in treatment of all painful disorders/conditions.

  We can treat all types of pain conditions such as recurrent intractable headaches, neck, back and spinal disc pain, spinal discs, work, acc

Treatment modalities performed in our facility are:

  • Specific Nerve Root Injections
  • Nerve & Neurolytic Blocks
  • Cervical Facet Injections & Rhizotomies
  • Joint injections
  • Spinal Column Stimulator Programmable Implants
  • Intrathecal Implantable Pumps/Catheters
  • Intradiscal Electro-Thermal Annuloplasty (IDETTM)
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Laser Discectomy
  • Wellness/Nutritional Counseling
  • Preventative Healthcare
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • New & innovative procedures/techniques

done only by our specialists

  APPOINTMENTS

We ask that you make an appointment when you need to see the doctor. We try to schedule our appointment times so that each person can be seen as near to the appointment time as possible. In order to aid us in this mater, please allow 24 hours notice if you need cancel your appointment. Canceling without appropriate notice would cause other patients to be denied an appointment when they might have otherwise been seen. We ask your cooperation and consideration in this matter. If you have an emergent problem, we will try to see you that day.

If you have seen another physician for your problem, please bring any available medical records, x-rays or any other pertinent test results. Also, you will need to know the names of all medications you are currently taking. This will greatly aid in the accurate evaluation of your condition and will eliminate further unnecessary testing.

  Our office hours are:

  Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  The evaluation process generally starts with a patient history that includes when and where the pain commenced, what makes it feel better, and what worsens it.

A medication history is also taken as well as family history of conditions.

Once an exam is done the cause of the condition can be determined; a diagnosis is made and is followed by a formulated treatment plan.

    Follow-up visits may be necessary to assess patient improvement.

Any necessary procedures as nerve blocks, nerve root and facet joint injections can be explained in detail by our doctor to make you feel comfortable about the outcome.

Be sure that all your questions are answered prior to the treatment plan, because your understanding can have a positive, strong effect on the treatment outcome.

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