Advanced Pain Relief Institute – Dr. Ricardo Alvarado, MD

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The #1 Pain Doctor in San Antonio dedicated to helping Painful Diabetic Neuropathy patients


San Antonio Pain Relief Physician

Dr. A Takes the Pain Away

Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer from long-term or chronic pain. After getting a pain assessment, your doctor can prescribe pain medicine, other pain treatments, or psychotherapy to help with pain relief. Pain is something people deal with on a day to day basis and may not always be treatable in a sense that it will completely go away. However, managing it will help you to obtain the ability to live a more full and better life.

Dealing With These Symptoms?

Diabetic neuropathy symptoms include pain and numbness in the legs, feet and hands. It can also cause problems with the digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart. Our goal is to put you back in the driver’s seat of life and stop pain from dictating how you live. Advanced Pain Relief Institute employs a comprehensive and compassionate approach to your care by using our extensive training and skills to tailor a plan specific to your need.

You Could be suffering from Painful diabetic neuropathy (pdn)



Laser therapy provides highly effective pain relief and is a cost-effective alternative to other non-surgical approaches. 


Ketamine infusion for chronic pain is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with severe and unrelenting chronic pain, depression, ptsd and migraines. 


Get relief from your pain chronic pain through a variety of our treatments.

When do you need a Pain Doctor?

  • Your pain won’t go away.
  • You are taking more and more medications to treat your pain, and it isn’t helping.
  • You want to know if you have any alternatives to surgery.
  • Your pain has decreased with treatment, but your progress has stopped or stalled.
  • Pain is controlling your life.

About Dr. A

Dr. Alvarado, also known to his patients as “Dr. A” earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2005. He remained at UTHSC in San Antonio for his post graduate residency training. Soon after completing three years of intensive surgical training, he entered and subsequently completed an Anesthesiology residency as well. Dr. A went on to complete a post residency fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at UTHSC at San Antonio, where he also earned additional advanced track training. Dr. Alvarado is bilingual in English and Spanish helping to ensure his patients know and understand their treatment plan.

He specializes in the latest advanced interventional pain management techniques for chronic pain, including traditional fluoroscopic approaches, extensive training in advanced ultrasound guided interventional techniques, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve stimulator placement, IV infusion therapies, as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal canal stenosis.


“I’ve been seeing Dr. Alvarado for years now and highly recommend him. He’s very knowledgeable and very caring. Thanks, Dr. A!!!”

L Quiroz

“I trust Dr. Alvarado implicitly! I give him my highest recommendation to family and friends…”

J Monroe

“I loved Dr. Alvarado! He showed care and empathy towards me and my pain. He explained what he was doing and why…”

A Aguilar

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