Medication Management

Acute, chronic, post-injury, and postsurgical pain syndromes often are treated optimally with the use of anti-inflammatory medication, opioids, and muscle relaxants, alone or in combination. Common Pain Conditions & Glossary

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

SCS therapy often provides a welcome relief from chronic pain.  Spinal Cord Stimulation does not cure pain or eliminate the cause.  It does, however, provide control of and relief from certain types of pain. Spinal Cord Stimulation is a safe and effective therapy that has been used for over 30 years and has helped [...]

Physical Rehabilitation / Work Hardening

The purpose of a work hardening program is to safely maximize your ability to participate in a comprehensive exercise program and work-simulated activities.  A natural response to the type of activity level we are talking about is to have fear and doubts about your ability to participate.  We know that through participation, these concerns [...]


ConsultationDr. Schade does not do second opinion consultations or evaluations. Most consultations involve a comprehensive evaluation including a review of records, diagnostic testing, and urine drug screens. Typical evaluations take 2 or more hours. New injury or painful conditionNo referral needed if you have never seen a doctor for the complaint.Chronic Problem(s)If you have already seen [...]

Workers Compensation

We accept Texas Workers' Compensation cases, USPS Workers' Compensation cases and Department of Labor Workers' Compensation cases. We do not accept out-of-state Workers' Compensation cases. Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation Department of Labor Workers Compensation

Diagnostic Injections

Diagnostic injections are used to determine the source of pain. They are injected into the structure that is most likely the cause of the pain with a medication that should reduce or eliminate the pain temporarily. If the pain is eliminated, then the structure injected is almost surely the cause of the pain, which [...]

Therapeutic Procedures

Therapeutic injections are usually a combination of a local anesthetic (for example Lidocaine) and an anti-inflammatory steroid. Injections are sometimes referred to as "blocks" due to the blocking or numbing effect of the local anesthetic. The target of these injections is usually an inflamed structure that is, or might be, the source of the [...]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is the current diagnostic label for the inflammatory and neuropathic pain syndrome known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Causalgia.  CRPS is principally characterized by involvement of the autonomic nervous system and it describes an array of painful conditions characterized by a continuing regional pain disproportionate in time and/or [...]

Low Back and Neck Pain

The pain can often be divided into neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain or tailbone pain. It may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain (greater than 6 months); it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull [...]

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