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Affiliated physicians at Mischer Neuroscience Associates and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are involved in the latest clinical trials and research for the treatment of all types of chronic and acute pain, offering patients access to medical options unavailable elsewhere.
Our team of board-certified pain management specialists are skilled at treating acute and chronic pain. They are specially trained in anesthesia, neurology, and interventional pain management, which helps them understand the root of pain and how to minimize it.
With multiple locations across the Greater Houston metropolitan area, the back and neck pain specialists at Memorial Hermann can see patients quickly, and they work in close collaboration with other nerve and spine specialists to help people regain control of their lives.
Pain Medicine physicians treating back and neck pain use injections as both a therapeutic treatment and diagnostic tools. Injections are non-surgical options when medicine and physical therapy do not provide intended outcomes and can also help identify the exact source of pain. Injections typically involve the use of an anti-inflammatory steroid to reduce swelling and a numbing agent to disrupt or block pain signals from being transmitted to the brain.
Also known as blocks for impeding nerves from sending pain signals to the brain, injections are usually outpatient procedures. While the patient is lying face down, a local anesthetic is applied to the injection site. Advanced imaging technology may be used to help guide the physician, depending on the type of injection.
There are several common injections for back and neck pain:
Multidisciplinary teamwork and access to the latest advances in technology and treatment distinguish us from other back pain and spine doctors in Texas. Our physicians specialize in pain management and spine surgery and provide each patient with a personalized plan of care, beginning treatment with the most conservative approach and using evidence-based medicine to ensure positive outcomes.
Several factors could be leading to new or aggravated back pain during this pandemic. From a new work-from-home work space, sedentary routines and/or increased levels of stress–when combined with barriers to treatment access could lead to unmanaged pain.
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