Dr. Dr. Dario A. Grisales M.D., Pain Management Specialist
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Dr. Dr. Dario A. Grisales M.D.

Pain Management Specialist | Interventional Pain Medicine

5/5(1)
16542 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa FL, 33618
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5/5

About

Dr. Dario Grisales practices Pain Medicine in Tampa, FL. Pain medicine is concerned with the prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients experiencing pain. Pain medicine physicians use a broad-based approach to treat all pain disorders, ranging from pain as a symptom of disease to pain as the primary disease. Dr. Grisales serves as a consultant to other physicians but is often the principal treating physician, providing care at various levels; such as treating the patient directly, prescribing medication, prescribing rehabilitative services, performing pain relieving procedures, counseling patients and families, directing a multidisciplinary team, coordinating care with other healthcare providers, and providing consultative services.

Education and Training

Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia 1983

Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Colombia 1983

Universidad Nacional de Colombia Facultad de Medicina

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Dr. Dr. Dario A. Grisales M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • How do you relieve pain after a tonsillectomy?

    Tonsillectomy is painful. Prescription for Acetaminophen in syrup can be obtained from your pediatrician. At least 500mg every 4 hours if weight allows it, should help. Also eating cold food like jello may help. Eating ice and local external ice can add some benefits. No opiates should be given. READ MORE

  • How do you relieve pain from varicocele?

    Varicocele is a painful condition secondary to swelling of the veins of the testicles. It is diagnosed by the primary doctor and requires most of the time a surgical solution performed by the urologist. If pain persists after surgery, the genitofemoral nerve can be blocked and then do neurolysis with cryoablation. This provides relief. Unfortunately, it is temporary, 4-6 months because nerves grow back and pain returns. The good part is that it can be repeated once the pain comes back. READ MORE

  • Frequent hand numbness?

    You may be suffering from Carpal Tunnel syndrome. More history and perhaps some testing may be necessary to come to a concluding diagnosis. Percocet is not the best medication for this condition. A wrist brace may help improving overall symptoms. READ MORE

  • How do you manage pain while waiting for a root canal?

    This pain is caused by inflammation and therefore the best is to take something like Ibuprofen 800mg 3 times a day with food until the root canal is done. Ice can help. Nerve pain also responds to Gabapentin which requires a prescription. Stop the Ibuprofen if you develop gastric pain while taking this high dose to attack both inflammation and pain. Not everybody develops gastritis. READ MORE

  • How do you deal with contact lens pain?

    I honestly do not have an answer for this question. I would ask the ophthalmologist or the optician, or use soft ones, or just use regular lenses. I particularly, would not be able to tolerate contact lenses myself because I feel my eyes are very sensitive and the presence of a foreign object would make me go crazy from the discomfort. READ MORE

  • Should I get a chiropractic adjustment if my back hurts?

    See your primary doctor first. He should be able to recommend you the next step. If you are young, it will probably resolve by itself in a couple of weeks. If you are somewhat older, arthritis of the spine may be stalking you with degeneration of discs or similar problems and/or sacroiliac joint disfunction. Do not let a chiropractor manipulate your back until you are sure there is no disc pathology that may worsen during a forced chiropractor maneuver for an adjustment. Follow an algorithm. READ MORE

  • How do I get my sciatic nerve to stop hurting?

    Sciatic pain is pain radiated down the lower extremity caused possibly by a disc herniation, a spur from degenerative arthrosis pushing on the nerve now at a critical point, spasm of the piriformis muscle and also sometimes associated to sacroiliac joint disfunction or narrowing of the spinal canal. Each condition has a treatment including spine surgery if necessary with quite good success if the pain is mainly the leg. You can see a pain physician. I think he or she can be the best option to guide the process, diagnostically and therapeutically. READ MORE

  • What is the best treatment for sciatica?

    Caudal epidural injections, lumbar or transforaminal approach if the cause is a herniated non-surgical disc. Piriformis muscle injection and perhaps Botox injection if physical therapy does not provide benefit, if piriformis spasm is the cause, and lastly, incidentally SI joint injection and RFA may improve symptoms that are similar to sciatic pain but that are pathway pain distribution of Si joint disfunction. Oral Gabapentin can help. It requires prescription. READ MORE

  • How many painkillers can you take a day?

    Ideally, none. It depends on the medication. If you are prescribed that medication discuss that with your physician who initially prescribed it. READ MORE

  • How do you deal with chronic pain psychologically?

    You may receive benefit from Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Also support groups may help. Feedback. Yoga. READ MORE

  • How can I stop neuropathic pain?

    You are quite young for this problem. What is the cause or the rest of the history? I recommend first see a neurologist. READ MORE

  • Is it ok to massage plantar fasciitis?

    It is fine. Better yet. Use a special brace to keep the foot in dorsiflexion while sleeping to maintain the fascia stretched. You can get it at any of the pharmacy stands for braces. READ MORE

  • Total knee replacement

    If you continue with pain, then the answer is Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. READ MORE

  • What is the best pain reliever for severe arthritis?

    If you have severe arthritis you should be seeing a rheumatologist and receiving a DMARD, which reduces significantly inflammation and therefore pain. Ibuprofen (NSAID) is very good at 800mg 3 times a day. When nothing else helps, unfortunately, narcotics or opiates and opioids have to be used. Long term use is not recommended. READ MORE

  • What can you not do with tennis elbow?

    At your age could be self limited. Avoid using the arm excessively. Computer use may worsen it. Using hand for maneuvers like pulling the trigger may worsen the pain. Look up on You tube exercises to improve it. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

chronic and acute pain

Awards

  • Patients’ Choice Award 2018  
  • On-Time Doctor Award 2018  
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2018  

Treatments

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pain

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists  
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians  
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia  
  • Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians  
  • Florida Medical Association  
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine  
  • Florida Society of Anesthesiologists  
  • American Medical Association  
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association  
  • Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society  
  • American Pain Society  
  • American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association  
  • Colombian Association for the study of Pain  
  • Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation  

Dr. Dr. Dario A. Grisales M.D.'s Practice location

Pan American Pain Institute

16542 N Dale Mabry Hwy -
Tampa, FL 33618
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Dr. Dr. Dario A. Grisales M.D. has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 1 patient. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Pain Management Specialist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
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    So glad I went to see him!.

Media Releases

Get to know Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Physician Dr. Dario A. Grisales, who serves patients in Tampa, Florida.

A pain management fellowship-trained anesthesiologist, Dr. Grisales specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain. He works at Pan American Pain Institute, having been practicing in Tampa, Florida since 1998.

Established in 2005, Pan American Pain Institute strives to provide courteous and understanding care to members of the Tampa Bay area suffering from chronic pain. Their physicians understand that each patient experiences pain uniquely, and all treatment plans are individually tailored with the latest technology to the patient’s physiological, psychological, social, and family history as well as to the patient’s desired goals.

Among his other roles, Dr. Grisales can be found on staff at Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

Regarding his educational background, he earned his medical degree from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 1983. After relocating to the United States, he completed his residency in anesthesiology and his fellowship in pain management with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

On a professional level, Dr. Grisales is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Florida Medical Association, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Medical Association, the Hillsborough County Medical Association, the Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society, the American Pain Society, the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association, the Colombian Association for the study of Pain, and the Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation.

Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Anesthesiologists have the primary responsibility of monitoring the patient’s vital signs during surgery. In addition to basic measurements such as pulse, blood pressure, and temperature, anesthesiologists also measure the patient’s respiration.

Dr. Grisales furthered his education by doing a fellowship in Pain Medicine.

Selected as an honored member of Trademark Top Doctors of America Honors Edition in 2018, Dr. Grisales has been the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award (2018), On-Time Doctor Award (2018), and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018).

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