Dr. Mark Moran

Pain Management
San Antonio, TX
21 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Muscle or disc: Usually muscle stain or bulging disc. I would try heat, rest, stretching where the pain is. If conservative measures don't help, talk to doctor abou... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
It can: It can easily cause back pain. You should get antibiotics for treatment and monitor for progressing symptoms.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Eval: If you know this is your appendix, you should get evaluated asap. You don't want to have a ruptured appendix .... This is a surgical emergency. If y... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Options: Could be gi, appendix, gallbladder, rib irritation, lung irritation. I would monitor symptoms and see what makes worse, better, duration, frequency.... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes: Some meds take weeks to have an effect. If you don't like this option, talk to your doctor about trying another faster acting medicine.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Follow up with doc: I don't know the results but your doctor does. Follow up with him or her and address your concerns or questions.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
X ray or MRI: Sounds like shoulder cause with pain that comes with positions. I would get evaluated by ortho and try rest, maybe therapy. It may be you need MRI a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Sinus congestion: Sounds like sinus congestion or infection. I would see primary doc for eval. May need antibiotics or draining meds to clear sinuses.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Ear pain: Does it radiate? Only one side? Any facial symptoms? If just behind left ear, could be ear infection, nerve pain as it is usually sharp, TMJ prob... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
More info: Don't know your age. Could be muscle strain, arthritis if low back, bulging disc. Sounds like arthritis of si joint. Consider anti inflammatories ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Pregnancy brings pain. I recommend only tylenol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy. If need more, talk to your ob/gyb.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Arthritis: Sounds like degenerative joints in neck. Since its been present for a while, i would get cervical MRI and talk to a pain doctor.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Side effect: All pain meds can have side effects of nausea as well as headach. If this is the first time you have taken tramadol, probably just this. Usually the... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Eval: Sounds like you are treating an infection. But this may be something else like migraine or even shingles. Or it could be you need a different antibi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Many things: Anything that causes injury to nerves can lead to nerve damage. Vitamin deficiency, neurological problems, vascular insufficiency, diabetes, and anat... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Migraines: This sounds like migraines. Monitor severity, duration, alleviating factors, triggers, other symptoms and see neurologist.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Rib : Possibly fractured rib or bruised lung. Would get x ray to make sure no fracture and pain meds/ breathing exercises to keep lungs expanded.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Side effect: Could be side effect of meds. Did symptoms start with starting meds? Or another problem. I would look up side effects of your meds and monitor fo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Monitor: It can take meds days to start to have effect. Watch for progressing symptoms like worsening pain, increasing g fever, new symptoms. If you are stab... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Peace of mind: Depends on what caused nosebleed. Was it trauma or spontaneous? Another consideration is peace of mind. If you're going to be worried and up all ni... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Causes: Could be anxiety, reflux, heartburn, lung problem, irritation of sternum, or heart. Since your young, probably reflux but i don't know your history. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Joint problem: Probably joint problem like arthritis. Try resting it ( do you use it a lot?), heat, anti inflammatories. If progresses or goes up your arm, talk to... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Be understanding: I recommend only tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain in pregnancy. Lots of things are happening to her now. Try to be understanding and do whatever she... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Muscle relaxant: A muscle relaxant to help relax spastic muscles. Can help with pain caused by contracting muscles or spastic muscles.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Eval: This could be muscle spasms, urinary tract problems, reproductive problems, nerve problems, or spine problems. Monitor your symptoms and find out wha... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Narcotic: Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) is a combination of hydrocodone, a narcotic, and inuprofen, advil. The first number is the hydrocodone dose an... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Eval: These symptoms may not be related... You could have more than one problem. But if they all started around same time, it would be more concerning. Br... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Dentist: You might have a tooth infection. Dental problems can be very concerning. You should see a dentist for eval they can provide meds for your pain too... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Wishful: I don't think your boss will go with that excuse.... Low blood sugar is probably the answer. You should talk to your doctor if this happens frequentl... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Need eval: Minor back pain is expected. However, if your pain is so intense it limits easy activities if daily living, you should be evaluated. This could be b... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Options: Depends on what works better for you. Some people like advil, others aleve, others exedrin , others tylenol (acetaminophen). Read the insert and to f... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Ribs: Could be rib joint irritation, muscle spasm, stomach problem, lung problem or gall bladder are most likely options. Probably rib problem since it hur... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Palliative: Palliative care is a difficult step. Education and communication is key. And talk about concerns.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Options: Many non narcotic meds are available. Muscle relaxants, anti inflammatories, nerve calming meds, topical creams, numbing meds, and otc meds. I would... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Yes : And ulcers can be serious. You should get examined.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Options: You can try heat, stretching, massage, otc meds, anti inflammatories, therapy. If conservative measures don't work, talk to your doctor about muscle ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
What: What can i expect? What will my love one feel and experience? What can I do to help transition?
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 years experience
Darvocet: This medicine is no longer available. It used to be called darvocet. Propoxyphene and tylenol (acetaminophen) together.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 21 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
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Thank you notes
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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