Muscle and Joint Pain

The Pain Management Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center offers expert, compassionate care for patients experiencing chronic muscle or joint pain, including chronic myofascial (muscle) pain, hip pain, musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spasticity pain, and other conditions.

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 your chronic muscle or joint pain.

Treatments

After a comprehensive evaluation, a UT Southwestern muscle and joint pain specialist thoroughly explains your diagnosis and treatment options. Our specialists may advise you on actions you can take to reduce pain, including lifestyle changes that can help improve your condition and maintain long-term health.

Depending on your specific condition, our specialists may prescribe:

  • Anti-inflammatory cortisone injections
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Physical therapy