Welcome to Our Practice
Thank you for choosing our practice for the treatment of your pain condition. Whether you suffer from headaches, spine pain, or another chronic pain disorder, our practice is here to help you feel better, improve the quality of your life, and increase your level of functioning. To accomplish this, it is imperative that you work with your physician and follow the treatment plan designed especially for you.
Headache & Pain Center
4407 Bee Cave Road
Building 2, Suite 211
Austin, Texas 78746
Tel: (512) 330-0961
Fax: (512) 330-0962
Location, Directions, and Hours
Directions and Hours of Operation
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We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
About Dr. Gupta
Dr. Gupta is a Chicago native where he earned his BS in Engineering and then an MD from the University of Illinois. He served his Neurology residency in Portland, Oregon and then completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at Johns Hopkins University, later becoming an instructor there. He came to Austin in 1996 and opened his Westlake office in 1998, specializing in headache and pain management.
Dr. Gupta is a board-certified Neurologist, with added qualifications in Pain Management. He was in the first group of physicians to earn a Diplomate Certificate for Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. Dr. Gupta has also earned similar certificates by the American Board of Pain Medicine as well as the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Travis County Medical Society, American Headache Society, American Pain Society, and several other medical organizations.
Our practice specializes in the non-surgical treatment of pain conditions. Dr. Gupta emphasizes a thorough evaluation to determine the specific causes of pain, followed by individualized treatment plans. These may range from the use of appropriate medications and other treatment modalities, to the administering of outpatient injections. Patient education and a long-term conservative approach are emphasized.
Dr. Rajat Gupta
Physical Therapy in present-day healthcare has become significant in the concept of total patient management. Physical therapy is described as a form of healthcare that prevents, identifies, corrects, and alleviates acute or prolonged pain conditions. The primary objective of physical therapy is to promote optimum human health and function. Working in conjunction with the physician, our therapist is a valuable member of our healthcare team, trained to improve movement and function, relieve pain and expand mobility potential. Through evaluation and programs of treatment, our physical therapist can help with existing problems and provide preventive healthcare for people with a variety of needs.
Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is also another healthcare option to help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. The massage therapist works to improve the circulation of blood through the body and to speed the removal of metabolic waste products from muscles. The skilled kneading increases the flexibility of muscles, ligaments, and soft tissues. Some people visit our message therapist to relieve pain, while others want to relax and reduce stress.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture works by stimulating the various acupoints in the body, thus allowing the vital energy, or "Chi", to flow freely along the meridians. By inserting solid, hair thin needles, generally no more than a half-inch to an inch, pain impulses can be blocked from reaching the spinal cord or brain at various “gates” to specific areas of the body. Since a majority of acupuncture points are either connected to (or are located near) neural structures, acupuncture can stimulate the nervous system. Acupuncture can also stimulate the body to produce narcotic-like substances called endorphins, which reduce pain. Properly administrated acupuncture does no harm. While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a minimal amount of pain as the needle is inserted, like a tap on the skin. Some people may feel a sensation of being energized, while others feel relaxed.
Biofeedback is used to promote self-regulation of our body’s responses to a wide variety of disorders such as chronic pain, neuromuscular disorders, stress related disorders, migraine headaches, and many more. Along with biofeedback, the therapist may utilize imagery, meditation, hypnosis and other relaxation techniques. The acquisition of these skills, if added to other treatment approaches, can greatly facilitate improved functioning. The emphasis of biofeedback training is to assist the patient to assume his/her rightful role in the healing process.
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Tel: (512) 330-0961
Fax: (512) 330-0962
- Migraine is often described as a throbbing or constant pain on either one or both sides of the head accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound.
- There may be specific triggers for migraines, such as certain foods and drinks, stress, weather changes, and hormonal influences, among others.
- Women outnumber men three-to-one as migraine sufferers--approximately one-in-five women are afflicted.
- Annual productivity loss in the U.S. is over $1 billion due to migraine headaches.
- The cause of migraines is likely genetic, but may be influenced by many factors.
- Migraine treatment consists of establishing a firm diagnosis, using medications to treat as well as prevent attacks, in addition to identifying and avoiding triggers, if possible.
- Other common headache disorders include tension headache, sinus headache, occipital neuralgia, chronic daily headache, "rebound" headache, and cluster headache.
- Though less frequent, some headaches can be a symptom of more serious conditions such as tumors, infections, bleeding, aneurysms, increased fluid pressure, etc.
- Most adults will experience significant spine pain at some point during their lifetime. The majority will recover quickly, but many may continue to suffer for years.
- More than 100 million workdays are lost each year due to back pain, taking its toll on the nation's economy.
- Proper diagnosis and treatment can help reduce individual suffering as well as the loss in productivity.
- Many options exist, short of surgery, for the treatment of back pain. These can range from medications and physical therapy to outpatient injections, etc.
- A thorough evaluation is usually needed to determine the sources of back pain in each individual before a specific treatment plan can be formulated.
We accept most major insurance plans.
To find out if we accept your plan, please contact our office at (512) 330-0961.
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