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Dr. Mark Moran

Pain Management
San Antonio, TX
20 years experience male

Locations

Consultants in Pain Medicine

San Antonio, TX

Address

5368 Fredricksburg Rd, Suite 210, San Antonio, TX
Directions

Practice website

Fax

210-447-6381

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Office

San antonio, TX

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Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Taper: I usually have my patients taper off by decreasing by one pill every 2-3 days but this can be much faster or slower depending on other circumstances. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Inflammation: Sounds like you're pretty active. Probably just minor inflammation. I would rest for one week, try orc meds, ice, knee brace and monitor for progres... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Sometimes: Excessive coughing as with bronchitis can cause upper back pain, irritation of joints , even disc bulges. Complete med, monitor for increasing sympto... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Cervical image: You change positions when you lie down. This may cause compression of nerves in neck. I would get in touch with pain doctor... May need MRI to look ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Infection: Any discharge should be evaluated for infection coming from back. Also found would be redness, tenderness, swelling.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
More info: Allergies, reaction to foods or meds, stress, mold, neck problem, or just headaches. If this is baseline for you, see headache specialist. If new, t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Muscle: Usually muscle pain. This might be muscle spasm. Try rest, otc meds, stretching, heat, massage. If it progresses, talk to doc for exam and recs.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
No worries: I don't think one advil (ibuprofen) will make a difference if you're so early on in a possible pregnancy. I would do pregnancy test. If you are pre... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Options: Many things can cause this. Gi problems, spinal problems, muscular problems, pelvic problems. I would monitor your sptins and see what makes them... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Trauma: Could be bruised or fractured bone, nerve irritation, contusion. I would recommend getting x ray to make sure no fracture, try anti inflammatories and... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Narcotic: Ultracet is a combination of two medicines. Ultram, a narcotic, and tylenol (acetaminophen). It is used for minor to moderate pain.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Usual: It's not uncommon to feel new side effects when changing meds. I would talk about your symptoms with your doctor to see if another option is availabl... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Options: This could be muscle spasm, neck problem, shoulder problem, or even a spinal disc pushing in a nerve when you lift heavy things. I would suggest anti... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Trauma: Something's changed in your shoulder.... Could be tendon or ligament strain or tear, muscle tear or sprain. Probably not dislocated but could have bo... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Monitor: This can be rib joint irritation, muscle spasm, fluid in lung, esophageal pain, stomach pain, and also includes heart problems. I would consider rest... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Yes: Anytime you have sharp chest pain, you should see a doctor. I don't know you health, but certainly heart problems can occur in your age group. See ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Unknown: You really need more information. It is very rare to have allergic reaction to epidurals. You should get a list if the meds that were administered d... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Good question : That depends in the type of migraine and the cause. Triptans are the mainstay of treatments for migraines, but many patients get benefit from rest, n... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: Methadone is a very hard drug to monitor. It has wide variations in different bodies and depends in dose. It is not to be used for fast pain relief ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: Depends on how much you are taking before you stop taking anymore. If your taking a lot and stop, the withdrawal symptoms will be much more intense a... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Darvocet: This medicine is no longer available. It used to be called darvocet. Propoxyphene and tylenol (acetaminophen) together.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Tolerance: You've increased your tolerance for narcotics. Ask your doctor for non narcotic options after an eval. You might just need anti inflammatories or mu... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Narcotic: Most people think pain killer means narcotics. But there are many non narcotic pain medicines such as anti inflammatories, muscle relaxants, nerve ca... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Neck problem: Sounds like you have a neck problem. Maybe degeneration. If you have hypersensitivity, you should get neck MRI to evaluate. Consider steroids or th... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Monitor: Probably just reaction to procedure, especially if you got sedation. Watch for worsening signs like redness, swelling, fever. Follow post procedure ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Yes: Yes. You have tried conservative options such as rest and otc meds. You should see your doctor for prescription meds and eval.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: A spinal block infers numbing the spinal cord as with labor procedures. Most pain blocks are done in the spinal area but don't numb the spine but nerv... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Sensitivity: Probably just a sensitivity to the adhesive on the patch. Stop using and it will probably clear up.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
No: Ers are for emergency care. I don't believe your symptoms are needing evaluation right now. Not knowing anything else about your symptoms, i would ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Lots: You probably have arthritis and degeneration of spine. There are several things that can cause back pain such as stenosis, disc degeneration, joint a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Many things: Not a lot of information. But this could be muscle spasm, disc bulge, inflammation, intestinal problem to name a few. I would try heat, anti inflam... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
She should : Many doctors are worried about narcotic abuse but should treat their pts appropriately until the pt violates trust. Simply tell your doctor your pain... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Learn: To learn everything about migraines take a lot of time and desire. I would start with web md or wikipedia. Then branch out on the internet. Once fam... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Yes: Depending on situation, giving newborns narcotics is used to help them wean from mothers that were taking narcotics during pregnancy.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Yes: These units can release natural endorphins and help relax muscles. Recommendations are at least 30 minutes three times a day as tolerated. If you ca... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Possibilities: Could be different causes or one cause. If numbness only in hands, think vascular problem or carpal tunnel. If also arms, think neck problem. Would... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Sure. : Just because you have stones does not mean you can't get other pains or that the stones have not migrated somewhere else. Talk to your primary doctor... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Headache : Usually tias don't have as severe headaches as migraines. Talk to a neurologist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
No: No doctor should ever give an Oxycontin script without a date... Much less to an addict.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Infection: May have eat infection, tooth infection, or tmj. Not to mention tension headaches. Would monitor for triggers, alleviating factors, duration. Try ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Options: Good job with your diabetes! the best meds for neuropathic pain are Lyrica (pregabalin) and or neurontin. Talk to your doctor about a script.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Rest: Usually slow progressing pain like this is arthritis or muscle spasms. You could have irritation of joint where rib meets spine. I would try antiinf... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: Options depend on how long ago she had bypass surgery and if she is on blood thinners. Narcotics are always an option, but she may be a candidate for... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Maybe: Also consider urinary tract infection. You should see a doctor for eval..... Especially since you might be pregnant.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Yes: Your partner should not be mixing narcotics with alcohol. She also dhould not drink that much alcohol as it could affect her liver. Chronic narcotic... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: Depends on type of pain. In general, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaids are first line. Just because on NSAID does not work does not mean another on... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Maintain: You should give your doctors plan and your body a chance to work. Not k owing your medical situation, i would call your prescribing doctor to let him... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Gall bladder: Consider gall bladder. This is associated with eating and found right where your pain is. Try less challenging foods, avoid fatty foods, and monitor... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Many things: Consider muscle strain, kidney stone, kidney infection, GI problem, groin pain, bladder problem, and back problem. If no surgery or trauma, would thi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 20 years experience
Muscle spasm: After accident, most pain is muscle spasms and inflammation. Try heat, massage, hot baths, anti inflammatories. Therapy can help too. If no improve... Read More

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Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
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Dec 2, 2012
He gave me exact information for my problem. Very quick to respond and I appreciated his time to answer my question. Thank you
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Moran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It feels like it's in the middle. Away from spine but not quite on the side of that says anything m
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Thanks for your quick reply! The baby is fine he fell on top of me and didn't get hurt only I did when I hit my head on my truck tire! :-(
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I have done epidural injections done every pain med out there went into renal failure due to meds would like to know if i pump would help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Health Science Center
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, Texas - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Baptist medical center
University health system
Northeast Methodist Hospital
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