Pain Management

Are you writhing in pain, and, as a result, struggling to live a productive and enviable life? If so, you’re not alone. The vast majority of Americans these days, mostly due to poor living habits, have neck, back, or some other type of pain – keeping them from doing the things they love and becoming the best version of themselves.

This is a problem, and we are guessing that, if you are reading this, that you understand that it’s a problem and what to do something about it.

Fortunately, there are some solutions that can help you get back on track. Our doctors here at Doctors Clinic Houston are well versed in the discipline of pain management, and have developed a logically consistent, empirically verifiable methodology for reversing those nagging aches and pains that keep your back in life. The overarching treatment starts, of course, with education – education on healthy living: eating right, exercise, posture correction, and so on. But unlike most clinics, we also incorporate pain medication and pain control into our treatment program. With the proper knowledge, scientifically reputable medication and a bit of gumption and positivity, you can make a change for the better.

We know it because we have helped hundreds of thousands of patients in the past, and continue to help patients get better on the daily. It takes commitment, but trust us when we say that it is all worth it in the long run – because it really, really is.

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What is pain management?

Pain management – those techniques and methods employed by health professionals to mitigate the degree and scope of corporal pain.

How can I benefit from pain management?

Depending on the degree of severity, pain management can be an incredibly effective way to improve one’s quality of life. The more severe one’s physical pain, the more damage done to one’s life and the greater the negative effects in aggregate. Generally, with great pain comes great problems – lack of mobility, difficulty concentrating, etc. With the help of pain management, all those problems can go away, and individuals can go back to being productive and jovial.

What should I look for in a pain management specialist?

Choosing a pain management specialist can be rather difficult. For one, there are so many charlatans in the industry, posing as doctors and specialists, that it often makes it hard to distinguish the former from the latter. Generally, it is best to request a free consultation – one where you are free to ask questions about the price, procedure, and methodology of the practitioner.

We treat a long list of conditions. Chances are, the list below won’t even cover everything that we’ve ever dealt with, but for the sake of brevity, we’ll give you the most the ones that are the most pressing.

  • Headaches
  • Neck aches & pain
  • Arm & shoulder pain
  • Hand/wrist pain
  • Pediatric pain syndrome
  • Sciatica – Pelvic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Interstitial Cystitis Pain Syndrome
  • Herniated discs
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Post-surgery pain syndrome
  • Spinal pain and discomfort
  • Phantom limb pain

Treatments

Conservative Care

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always need to take drastic measures to develop significant health improvements. Sometimes, it is the small things that make all the difference. That is why conservative care can be a wonderful treatment option for people who have nagging aches and pains. With physical therapy, we can learn to reuse our body the way it was meant to be used. A lot of times, we develop bad habits that end up doing significant damage to our bodies. The habits started out benign and metastasized into something more than just noticeable, but painful. To return to optimal health takes time, patience, and a lot of knowledge. Our doctors have many years of experience developing conservative care treatments to help deal with issues like this. At the end of it, you’ll be surprised how something so conservative can make such a great difference.

Pain Medications

Medicine is a form of technology. And like technology, it can be used for good or for bad. Our doctors here at Doctors Clinic Houston, with their decades of combined experience, have become very adept at carefully and conservatively using pain medication as a way to improve the health of patients. Pain medication is not something we should rely on for the rest of our lives, but certainly, with the help of a professional, it can be used at the right amount to do just enough to return one to his or her optimal state – the healthy state.

Injections/Nerve Blocks

Injections have long been used to help break down scar tissue, allowing the body to heal faster and more efficiently as a result. With the help of our doctors, the use of injections can bring about exceptional improvements in health and vitality.

Procedures

Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)

Very rigorous scientific studies have determined that the RFA procedure can drastically decrease chronic pain like arthritis for several months. This great achievement has allowed for physical therapy to progress much faster, helping the patient to becoming stronger in less time, and with the need of less medication.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Procedures

A whole host of minimally invasive spinal procedures are available to control serious pain syndrome, including percutaneous lysis of adhesions, percutaneous disc compressions, kyphoplasty, and verteboplasty. With the advent of these procedures, even the most daunting and unbearable pains can be taken care of.

Implantable Pain Control Devices

Spinal stimulators and pain pumps help control severe pain that doesn’t necessarily respond to the more conservative approach to pain management. Implantable control devices are becoming a favored tool in the industry – and for good reason: they are very effective at getting that pain under control with relative ease, speed and efficiency.