Pain can interfere with your ability to sleep, work, and enjoy life. And when the pain is long-term or chronic, it requires management that offers more than temporary relief. Dr. Liphard D’Souza is a board-certified neurologist and pain management specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He leads the team at Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma and prefers tackling your pain at its source rather than masking symptoms temporarily with medication. During the initial consultation, Dr. D’Souza will review your medical history to determine your eligibility as a candidate for our therapy. If you qualify, we’ll treat you with a safe and effective therapy to help eliminate pain and return you to normal life. Make an appointment with Dr. D’Souza today to discover non-surgical pain management solutions that can get your life back on track. Call the office or book your visit online.
A pain management specialist, also referred to as a pain specialist or a pain doctor, is a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) or a medical doctor (M.D.) specializing in pain medicine. This medical specialty focuses on the assessment, treatment, prevention and management of pain.
A qualified pain doctor is the professional you need if you are looking for long-term relief from pain. A consultation with a pain management specialist is necessary if:
When you need a pain specialist in Tulsa, trust only one name: Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma. Dr. D’Souza, our renowned pain management specialist, focuses on evaluating and diagnosing the cause of your symptoms. He and his team then design a treatment plan that offers effective solutions for your pain. The goal is to provide a variety of therapies that enable you to accomplish your day-to-day activities without debilitating pain or side effects from narcotic medications.
Conditions that may respond well to pain management include:
The most effective treatment for chronic pain begins with a thorough evaluation that identifies the reasons for your symptoms. Along with a thorough exam and discussion of your symptoms, Dr. D’Souza also performs a series of painless diagnostic studies that may include blood tests to check for vitamin deficiencies or abnormal immune responses, and electrodiagnostic studies to measure the electrical activity of your nerves and muscles.
Whether your pain is due to nerve damage after a surgery or injury, or the result of systemic issues such as diabetes, Dr. D’Souza then develops a treatment strategy that’s designed for your unique situation.
As part of your therapy, for instance, Dr. D’Souza may recommend tighter control of your diabetes to decrease the risk of worsening peripheral neuropathy, the result of damage to the nerves outside the spinal cord (peripheral nerves) and brain. Left unchecked, this form of diabetic neuropathy may lead to major complications such as diabetic foot ulcers, gangrene (tissue death) and autonomic cardiovascular neuropathy.
He may also include physical therapy, nutritional counseling, and combined electrochemical therapy as part of your program.
Physical therapy can be a great help in your effort to treat chronic pain. We’ll provide a customized program to help improve your overall health and well-being. This type of treatment is highly beneficial, as it helps you to:
If we feel that nutritional counseling is the best solution for you, we will provide you with a dietary plan that will help improve your overall health. Dr. D’Souza will provide you with support and educational materials to help you meet and maintain the required dietary changes.
Combined electrochemical therapy (CET) is an effective treatment for damaged or irritated nerves. The therapy utilizes low levels of anesthesia delivered via injection to affected nerves, followed immediately by carefully controlled electronic signals for long-term relief of pain caused by neuropathy and other nerve dysfunction.
CET has no side effects, is very well tolerated by most patients, and leads to a significant reduction in symptoms for 87% of patients who undergo the therapy. The relief provided by CET offers a solution to chronic pain that enables you to move freely again without the need for strong pain medications or narcotics.
If you’re experiencing chronic pain, don’t settle for temporary relief. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. D’Souza at Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Oklahoma or book your visit online.