UT Southwestern Medical Center offers expert, compassionate care for patients experiencing chest pain, including pain associated with:
UT Southwestern is one of the few pain management centers in Texas with onsite pain specialists, behavioral medicine specialists, and physical therapists. Our program uses therapies derived from the latest scientific advances in pain management and our specialists use the least invasive procedures available to diagnose and treat chest pain.
Depending on your specific condition, our specialists may prescribe medications to control acid reflux for GERD, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for musculoskeletal disorders, and anti-anxiety medications to help control panic attacks and stress.
Patients with rib fractures, shingles, or trauma may be candidates for treatment using intercostal nerve blocks, which UT Southwestern specialists administer by injecting medication between the ribs in the area causing pain. Most patients experience immediate pain relief but may require a series of injections over a period of time to complete the entire treatment.
UT Southwestern’s comprehensive medical resources enable patients to have an initial consultation, testing, follow-up visits, and any needed medical procedures all in one location.