Pain Management Specialist


Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine and Pain Management Specialists located in Harlingen, TX

If you’re one of the 50 million people in the United States living with chronic pain, you can find help at OrthoCare. At their office in Harlingen, Texas, experienced orthopedic surgeons Sujan Gogu, DO, and Jose A. Cobos, MD, offer the latest advancements in minimally invasive pain management services including nerve blocks, regenerative medicine, and radiofrequency ablation to help you find long-lasting pain relief. To find out more about the benefits of customized pain management services, schedule a consultation by calling OrthoCare or by requesting an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a focus of medicine that addresses all types of chronic pain. The goal of the pain management services available at OrthoCare is to ease the severity of your pain and improve your mobility and overall health.

On-site diagnostic testing, such as ultrasounds and X-rays, helps the physicians better understand the source of your pain. Using the latest advancements in pain management therapies, the OrthoCare team customizes a pain management plan to your specific needs.

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain describes pain that lasts for six months or longer. While pain is your body’s normal response to potentially harmful stimuli, having to endure chronic pain and its consequences isn’t normal.

Many people develop chronic pain following an injury, perhaps from an auto accident or sports trauma, when damage is done to their nervous system. This nerve damage interferes with the transmission of pain signals between your nerves and your brain, which can trigger persistent pain even after you heal.

In addition to injuries, you may also be more likely to experience chronic pain if you have underlying medical conditions. These can include:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease

You may also experience persistent pain from recurrent headaches or migraines.

If you’re living with chronic pain that’s getting worse, even with treatment, or if your pain is limiting what you can do, you shouldn’t delay a consultation with the team at OrthoCare.

What pain management therapies are available?

The orthopedic specialists at OrthoCare offer the latest advancements in minimally invasive treatments to tame your chronic pain. Following a review of your personal and family medical histories, a physical exam, and necessary diagnostic testing, your provider may recommend:

  • Viscosupplementation
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Sympathetic nerve block
  • Medial branch block
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Transforaminal injections
  • Intra-articular injections
  • Superior hypogastric plexus block
  • Ganglion impar block
  • Celiac plexus block
  • Cervical epidural steroid injections
  • Caudal steroid injections
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Thoracic epidural steroid injections

You may also be a candidate for treatment with regenerative medicine, which harnesses your body’s ability to heal itself. This type of therapy uses stem cells or platelet-rich plasma, substances found naturally in your body that can repair damaged tissue and reduce the inflammation that is contributing to your pain.

The OrthoCare team may also recommend on-site physical therapy after your treatment to strengthen your muscles and increase the range of motion in your joints.

You don’t have to live another day with chronic pain. Schedule a consultation with the orthopedic experts at OrthoCare by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online today.