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. Make an appointment with Dr. D’Souza today to discover nonsurgical solutions available for pain management that can get your life back on track. Call the office or book your visit online.
As a pain management specialist, Dr. D’Souza focuses on evaluating and diagnosing the cause of your symptoms. He then designs 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. He may also include physical therapy, nutritional counseling, and combined electrochemical therapy as part of your program.
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.