San Marcos Spine and Pain Specialists
At Lone Star Spine and Pain Institute, we are pain specialists who are constantly implementing the latest minimally invasive therapies to treat our patients’ pain. We are members of several professional organizations and have contributed to advancing our understanding and treatment of chronic pain.
We offer a wide range of pain management solutions that are tailored to each individual patient. We are local to San Marcos, TX and offer convenient appointment times that work with your schedule. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care so that you can live your life pain-free.
Conditions We treat
We offer a wide range of pain management solutions and we are local to San Marcos, TX. We founded our institute on the principle of service to our patients in an increasingly impersonal healthcare environment. By providing individualized and compassionate care, we hope to make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from pain. Below are just a few of the common conditions that we treat.
What is Pain Management?
Pain management is the use of a multidisciplinary approach to help alleviate the burden of chronic pain. It involves careful examination and diagnosis to help identify the source of pain. After a diagnosis has been made, a treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs. It can include lifestyle modifications, home exercise programs, smoking cessation, weight loss counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication management, minimally invasive surgical procedures and/or injections. Your doctor will closely monitor your progress and modify the treatments to maximize relief and improve quality of life.
What to Expect From Your San Marcos Pain Management Specialist
Your pain management specialist will help you manage and treat any acute or chronic pain complaints that can arise from overuse, physical activity, trauma, surgery, motor vehicle collisions etc. They will perform a thorough history and physical examination and recommend additional diagnostic testing like X-rays, CT and/or MRI to identify the source of your pain. They will make recommendations based on their evaluation to help manage and definitively treat your pain. This may include medication management such as nsaids, muscle relaxants, nerve medications, and in some cases opioid medications.
In addition your pain doctor will recommend a home exercise program, physical therapy and/or chiropractic treatments. Based on your diagnosis, they will offer minimally invasive surgical options and injections to permanently alleviate your pain. Additionally, they will help coordinate your care with other specialists such as joint surgeons or spine surgeons if the need arises.
Meet our Spine and Pain Specialists in San Marcos.
We are a group of board certified physicians with fellowship training in pain management. We are constantly implementing the latest minimally invasive therapies to treat our patients’ pain. We are members of several professional organizations and have contributed to advancing our understanding and treatment of chronic pain. Each of our Doctors are available to treat you at our San Marcos office off of Wonder World Drive.
Dr. Derrick Wansom
Double Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology
Dr. Rahul Sarna
Double Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology
Dr. Hisham Khan
Double Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology
Our San Marcos clinic is convenient for those located in…
Anderson Mill | Austin | Canyon Lake | Cedar Park | Converse | Jollyville | Kirby | Kyle | Lakeway | Live Oak | Lockhart | New Braunfels | Schertz | Seguin | Universal City
What Our Patients Are Saying…
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Derrick Wansom for several years. I have multiple issues that cause me major pain. He has always managed to keep me comfortable. He is a quiet, patient man…… always listening to me, & I’ve never been rushed. He asks appropriate questions, & then gives me my options. He has a nice new office with most of his services conveniently available on site. If you need a good Pain Management physician that genuinely cares, he’s the one!
I was referred to Dr. Sarna by my primary care doctor who felt I needed someone who was compassionate, and very skilled. The other groups I have been too were usually missing one, if not both, of these criteria. Dr. Sarna fit the bill for both. After years of pain management doctors with little success I finally got relief from my neck pain with some specific, and fairly easy – for me – injections. They actually worked. I credit this success to the expertise, knowledge, and skill level of this doctor. Would definitely recommend this physician as the best!
Dr Sarna is an Amazing Physician!
He found All the areas that I needed to have corrected so my pain would go away. He explained what was happening in detail and how it can be corrected. The whole group of Assistance are very knowledgeable, helpful, caring, and very kind! I would recommend Dr Sarna and his staff anyone and everyone. What an amazing experience!!
Dr. Derrick Wansom is a wonderful doctor. He has been my doctor for several years. He also treats my mother who was In horrific car accident . He puts patients needs first. He is also very caring. He takes the time to understand each and every patients needs. The care that he has provided to my family at the absolute worst time in our lives was OUTSTANDING. The front desk was very accommodating and super friendly. She is definitely the best assistant I have seen in years. I highly recommend Dr. Derrick Wansom at Lone Star Spine & Pain Institute.
Dr Sarna is superior in his skills, knowledge, and bedside manner. He helped me in an urgent situation and took excellent care of me throughout my treatment. He really does care about you as a patient. He discussed thoroughly my options, then helped me make the right choice for me. I am a RN and very picky about choosing doctors and other providers. Dr Sarna went above and beyond my expectations for the services I received.
I would recommend Dr. Wansom to all. I have been dealing with chronic pain for years. He is one that cares about quality of life. He has sat down with me to hear about my pain and their levels. He has come up with a good plan for me to live more comfortably.
Excellent experience ! Dr Khan is very knowledgeable , has a great personality the talent to explain the course of suggested treatment in simple words , and the priceless human kindness ! I will highly recommend Dr Khan to my friends!
Delighted that Dr. Wansom is opening at a new location! Looking forward to further treatment for a veteran friend of mine. Do you know when you can hear someone smiling through their voice over the phone? When I called for an appointment, the gal in the office was delightful and helpful in answering questions and navigating with insurance. Looking forward to the next treatment with Dr. Wansom at the new location. It is so great to find alternative therapies to back pain which is not driven with pills.
I had my first appointment at Lone Star Spine & Pain Institute last week. I have been to a few different Pain Specialist and for the first time, I had an overall great experience. The facilities were very nice and clean, the staff and front desk person was very friendly and personable. Dr. Wansom and his new practice is the best that you will find in the Austin, San Antonio and all areas in between that you will find.
Tailored Pain Treatment Plans
Pain management is critical for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions. At our clinic in San Marcos, TX, we offer tailored treatment plans to address each patient’s individual needs. The most common conditions we treat are back pain, arm pain, arthritis, hip pain, knee pain, neuropathy, nerve pain, migraines and headaches, sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica and more. We understand that every patient is unique and we have a variety of treatment options that can handle most any case. If you are struggling with chronic pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our pain specialists can help you find the relief you need.
Why Choose Us?
As a group, we bring years of experience and specialized training in treating chronic pain. It is important to us that we treat our patients like family. We pride ourselves on providing high quality care in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We have assembled a team of clinicians and staff that value listening to patients above all else. As a team, it is our duty to be attentive and responsive to the needs of the individuals that have entrusted us with their care.
We work tirelessly to provide our patients with the latest minimally invasive therapeutic options with minimal to no down time. Our goal is to allow our patients to return to work, spend time with their families and engage in activities they love without being burdened by pain.
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Frequently Asked Questions
01. Does Insurance cover my treatments?
Yes, in most cases your insurance will cover your pain management treatments.
02. Can I be treated if I don’t have insurance?
Yes, the pain doctors at Lone Star Spine and Pain will help you find a cost effective treatment plan to help manage your pain complaints.
03. What type of pain treatments do you offer?
We have the most comprehensive range treatments available so that no matter what kind of pain your dealing with…we can help get you back on track! Give us call today and our pain doctors will help create a plan unique to you and your situation.
04. What types of conditions are you able to treat?
Whether you’re suffering from back, neck, arm, hip, or pretty much any other kind of pain we can help! We also treat many other common conditions such as migraines, sciatica and arthritis. If you’re experiencing any kind of acute or chronic pain we have treatment options that can help! Our pain doctors are conveniently available in both the San Marcos and New Braunfels offices.
05. What is a Board Certified Pain Medicine Specialist?
Board certification is like an extra step for physicians to assure patients they have met specialty training requirements. With board certified, in addition to the basic education and application process required by law, each candidate must pass standardized examinations which demonstrate knowledge beyond what’s necessary just for getting licensed as a doctor-in medicine.
Doctors Kahn, Sarna, Wansom are all Double Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology and are highly skilled in their fields. With locations in both San Marcos and New Braunfels it’s never been easier to be seen! Give us a call today.
06. What is interventional pain management?
Interventional pain management involves the use of cutting edge minimally invasive surgical procedures and injections to treat pain, restore functionality and improve quality of life. Some of these techniques include spinal cord stimulation, SI joint fusions, interspinous process spacer devices, radiofrequency ablations, epidural steroid injections and nerve blocks.
07. What is the role of a pain management specialist?
Pain specialists are the doctors who can help you find relief from your pain. The best doctors don’t just treat the symptoms of your pain, they diagnose its cause and find treatments that work for you. Our pain specialists at San Marcos and New Braunfels are dedicated at helping you get back to living a full life. We will help you find the root cause for your issues and prescribe a treatment plan that is specifically designed for YOU.
08. How do pain management clinics work?
Pain clinics are places where patients can get their pain diagnosed and managed. Our pain management professionals work with you to figure out what’s causing your discomfort and then find ways of managing it.
When you book your appointment with us our doctors will provide an initial review to better understand and assess your pain and discomfort. Then we will suggest treatment options that will help you overcome your pain. Our treatment options vary based on condition but you can trust that our doctors will recommend the best treatment options for YOU and not take some cookie cutter approach.
09. Where are you located?
We have two clinic locations in San Marcos and New Braunfels.
1320 Wonder World Drive, Suite 106
San Marcos, TX 78666
2115 Stephen’s Place, Unit 1400
New Braunfels, TX 78130
10. Do I need a referral to be seen in your clinic?
No. Our patients do not need to have a physician referral to be seen in our office.