Acute pain and persistent peripheral, articular pain tend to respond to NSAIDs and classic opioids, whereas it appears that the central pain
conditions may respond best to the central nervous system neuromodulating agents, such as serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and anticonvulsants.
Mahendru and his staff at Pain Specialists of Austin administer cutting edge technologies effective in relieving pain in these areas: abdominal, back, head, neck, shoulder, arm, cancer, arthritis, causalgia, central pain
syndromes, chest wall pain, chronic ischemic pain, chronic prostatitis, coccygodynia, costochrondritis, entrapment neuropathies, intercostal neuralgia, myofacial pain syndrome, neuromas, occipital neuralgia, pain following back and neck surgeries, disk herniations pain, fibromyalgia, peripheral nerve disorders, shingles, pelvic pain, phantom limb pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, post-myelogram or spinal headache, post surgical scar pain, post-traumatic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS), TMJ pain, sacroiliitis, sciatica and spinal stenosis.
Also, ask about previous pain and other somatic symptoms such as fatigue, memory difficulty mood disorders, and sleep disturbances, all common in the context of central pain
but not with pain that is solely peripheral.