New Patients
New Patients

Welcome to Texas Pain & Spine Institute. Over and over, we’ve been told by our patients that they’ve felt as if each was our only patient. Our dedication to personalized, targeted and unique treatment programs far exceeded their expectations.

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This will be our goal, as you begin your treatment with us. As our patient, you will be treated as if you were our only patient. Since we take a multidisciplinary approach to pain treatment, you will meet with multiple specialists that will be involved in your treatment. These include Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Social Workers and Nurses.

Each of these specialists will come together and design a treatment plan that fits your individual needs.

For each individual, our care is a continuum from simplest of care without any invasive procedures to more complex interventions. You will notice, as have many of our patients, that your treatment will comprise of the minimum that is required for maximum recovery.

We strive for the most successful, yet cost-effective plan to fit your needs. Patients through the years, have found that their care-plan has comprised of the least that was required for them to recover from any type of pain condition.

More complex and invasive procedures are utilized in the care of our patients if they become necessary.

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To start your treatment consultation:
Our Hours are: Mon-Thurs. 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am - Noon
Contact us at: (806) 353-6100

1st Appointment Information

Woman writing in a calendarWHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR 1ST APPOINTMENT

First, If you have not yet made an appointment, call us at: (806) 353-6100 to set an appointment.

So that we can eliminate your wait time, We try our best 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 matter, please try to be at your appointment 15 minutes prior to actual appointment time.

We also ask that you please allow 24 hours notice if you need to 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 do have an emergent problem, please phone for an appointment do not use our online form.

A Doctor writing a prescriptionYOUR APPOINTMENT

To aid your doctor in learning as much about your condition as possible, it would be very helpful if you could have prepared, any information available concerning the following:

Once an exam is done, more testing may be necessary for accurate diagnosis of your condition.
Follow-up visits may be necessary to assess patient improvement.

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

Be sure that we answer all your questions prior to beginning your treatment plan. Your understanding can have a positive, strong effect on the treatment outcome.

Procedure Information

A needle next to a stethoscopePRE-PROCEDURE:

To get ready for the procedure do the following: at least a week before the procedure tell the physician what medications you take (including aspirin, Coumadin or Plavix). Ask whether you should stop taking any of them before the procedure. Below is a list prior to scheduled procedure:

  1. Please remain NPO (nothing taken by mouth) from solids and liquids for at least 6 hours prior to procedure time. You may drink clear liquids (which are fluids you can see through) up to 2 hours. Coffee is not a clear liquid.
  2. Please advise the office of any changes in your health prior to your procedure as soon as possible. This includes any additional medications that other physicians may have prescribed after your last office evaluation at Texas pain & Spine Institute or the Acute & Chronic Pain and Spine Center.
  3. All of your regular medications may be taken at their normal times with a small sip of water prior to the procedure.
  4. You must bring someone with you to drive you home after the procedure is finished when discharged from recovery area.
  5. Please leave all your valuables and jewelry at home. The staff cannot take responsibility for you valuables or lost items.
  6. Please do not wear jewelry, your contact lenses, or hearing aids may be removed at the time of the procedure and given back to you at end of the procedure. 
  7. Please do not wear perfume or aftershave prior to coming for procedure. This includes the family members or those individuals who accompany the patient. This is very important as there are other patients, staff, and individuals visiting that may be allergic or very sensitive to these products.
  8. Please inform the staff if there is any chance that you may be pregnant. Many times X-rays are used during the procedures done at Texas Pain & Spine Center or Acute & Chronic Pain and Spine Center, which are deleterious to individuals who are pregnant. This may include individuals who accompany the patient for their procedure.
  9. Family members and visitors with the patient will be asked to remain in the waiting area until the procedure is finished.
  10. Please understand that medications may be given to you during the procedure that may affect your ability to make decisions. You should not drive or operate motorized vehicles, or make complex decisions nor sign legal documents, drink alcohol or take any drugs without your doctors’ knowledge.

Surgery procedure roomDURING PROCEDURE:

During the procedure you will need to lie very still to achieve the best results. Medication may be given to you to ensure comfort and relaxation. At any time during the procedure you feel uncomfortable, inform your physician. Your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation are monitored during the procedure. In a very small percentage of patients the injection sites may be tender. This is due to the medicine injected, nearly all patients are fine and do not have any increased pain after the procedure.

POST PROCEDURE:

You can go home soon after the procedure. Keep in mind you must have someone to drive you home. Take it easy for the rest of the day. Gradually increase to normal activities, as tolerated. The injection sites may be tender for a day or two. You may resume taking your medications as prescribed by your physician. The pain may be worse before it gets better. This is due to the medicine injected. This should resolve in two-three days. Notify the office if you have any of the following:

  1. Persistent Headache
  2. Fever
  3. Difficulty Urinating
  4. Severe pain at the injection site
  5. Increased weakness in legs or arms.
  6. If puncture site becomes red or hot.
  7. If swelling or drainage occurs at the site
Out of Town Patients

Welcome to Amarillo, The Texas Pain & Spine Institute and The Acute & Chronic Pain and Spine Center. Whether you live out of town, within the state limits, out of the state, anywhere in the U.S.A., or from abroad, you will get the finest medical care with the least invasive, state-of-the-art treatments and procedures possible.

Image of a map with pinpointsAs a new patient, you will need to be in Amarillo for one or several days. Medical evaluation will take several hours and testing if possible the same day, may take more time in that day. If procedures are to be scheduled and done several days of stay in town will be necessary (generally 2- days).

You will be able to return home the next morning after the procedure, or you may stay and tour our wild-west sites (the Palo Duro Canyon). 
Popular airlines that fly regularly into Amarillo are: SouthwestAmerican Airlines and United

There are a number of popular hotels that are only about 15 minutes drive to our office, which is located at 24 Care Circle, Amarillo, Texas 79124. Off Soncy, turn on Amarillo Blvd and go 2 miles.

Links to these Hotels are listed below:

If you have not yet set an appointment and would like to set-up an initial consultation, Our Hours are Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm.
Contact us at: (806) 353-6100

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