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Finding Relief for Neurological Pain

For patients with neurological conditions, a variety of specialties may be needed to help them on the road to recovery. To help patients receive comprehensive care in one convenient location, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital has expanded its neurosciences program to include pain management and physical medicine.

For care of conditions of the brain and spine, patients can now receive surgical, medical and rehabilitative treatment in one place. Two new physicians — Carla Young, M.D., physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, and Vivek Mehta, M.D., medical director of Pain Management — have joined the Texas Health Arlington Memorial medical staff to support this expanded service line.

Comprehensive neuroscience services are not available anywhere else in the region, so the enhanced service line allows primary care physicians to now refer their patients directly to Texas Health Arlington Memorial and the physicians in the neurosciences program for all neurological needs.

“We are able to provide advanced neuroscience treatment right here in Arlington,” says Dr. Mehta. “Because the neurologists, neurosurgeons, pain management and physical medicine physicians on the medical staff work closely together, patients receive comprehensive treatment.”

The addition of pain management and physical medicine services at Texas Health Arlington Memorial means patients can receive treatment for neurological conditions, find relief for chronic pain and participate in physical therapy — all in the same location.

In addition to the new pain management and physical medicine services, Texas Health Arlington Memorial — through the neurosciences program physicians — provides a full range of care for neurological conditions, including:

• Cerebral aneurysm

• Spinal deformity

• Spinal stenosis

• Spinal tumors

• Stroke

• Traumatic injuries

“Our job is to evaluate the patient’s health and do whatever it takes to provide effective treatment,” says Sabatino Bianco, M.D., neurosurgeon and medical director of Neurosciences at Texas Health Arlington Memorial. “We center our care on meeting the patient’s individual needs and tailoring treatment to that specific case.”

For more information about neuroscience services at Texas Health Arlington Memorial, visit TexasHealth.org/ArlingtonNeuro.

(Spring 2012)

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