Harris Methodist Southwest Now Offers Pain Management Services|
FORT WORTH, Texas — Millions fight an invisible battle with pain that just won’t quit. Chronic pain — persisting for six months or more — affects one in four Americans, according to the National Pain Foundation.
Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital now offers pain management services designed to help people in the community relieve debilitating chronic pain and acute onset pain. Acute pain comes on quickly and lasts for a short period of time, while chronic pain is ongoing.
William Moore, M.D., a pain management and anesthesiology specialist leading the program, specializes in treating both acute pain of the spine and chronic pain syndromes involving the entire body due to injury or disease. Moore also treats acute and chronic pain before and after surgery.
“Chronic pain is a disabling condition that affects daily life,” Moore said. “It often decreases a person's ability to function and to lead a normal family, occupational, and social life.”
Symptoms such as persistent back pain, headaches, arthritis pain, and cancer pain can be considered chronic pain. It can occur in conjunction with conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
Since pain varies from person to person, treatment is tailored to each individual’s needs. Several options are available, including oral medication, nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections to reduce inflammation and trigger point injections to treat muscle pain and spasms.
Moore is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty certification in pain medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Trinity University in 1997 and a medial degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2001. He completed a fellowship in pain management at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2006.
The physicians on the medical staff of Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital.
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