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Documented Outcomes 

With a combination of medical intervention, which can include medications, neural blocks, neuroaugmentation techniques and other invasive procedures, and an intensive physical and behavioral program, the treatment team can help patients rapidly return to a more comfortable life.

The statistics below show how different therapies used by the pain management physicians on staff at the Baylor Center for Pain Management can quickly improve the lives of patients.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Outcomes on a series of patients demonstrated decreased pain and functional disability as measured by the Oswestry scale.

  Before Therapy After Therapy % Change
Pain (0-10) 6.6 3.9 40% reduction
Disability 17.6 12.3 30% reduction

Comprehensive Outpatient Program

A review of more than 200 patients who have completed treatment on an outpatient basis revealed statistically moderate to large treatment effects on a variety of measures.

  • Hours active during the day: 63 percent greater
Physical Abilities
  • Distance walked in five minutes(a measure of cardiac fitness): 48 percent greater
Mood and Decreased Impact of Pain
  • Beck Depression Inventory: 43 percent reduction
  • Beck Anxiety Inventory: 33 percent reduction

Effective Pain Management

Type Percent
Pain Severity 16 percent less
Helpfulness of your techniques in managing pain 146 percent improvement
Percentage having a plan to deal with their pain Before therapy: 33 percent
After therapy: 98 percent
Decreased reliance on pain medication despite significant increased activity at discharge 48 percent are taking less or no pain medication