Frequently Asked Questions
At Back Pain Interventions, we always encourage our patients to ask questions.
Below are some of the questions that we hear most often. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact us at 281-494-6900 so that we can fully address your questions and concerns.
It depends on your insurance. Most insurances allow the patient to self refer but some don’t. If you have an HMO you might want to check with your insurance to see if a referral is needed. If so, that will need to come from your primary care physician.
Dr. Brown has privileges at Methodist Hospital Sugar Land and Hospital for Surgical Excellence of OakBend Health System.
Yes, Dr. Brown is board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesia. Not all physician’s are board certified. Board certification is voluntary and demonstrates a physician’s drive to excel and gain exceptional expertise in his or her specialty.
There are a variety of treatments depending on the cause of the pain and the severity of the pain.
Only if medically necessary. Patient’s are required to sign an informed consent and agreement, agree to a baseline and random drug screening prior to treatment.
Violations of the Agreement may lead to tapering off of controlled substances.
Yes. A strict protocol is in place to comply with State law to monitor any patient that is prescribed a control substance as part of their care plan.
"Intervention" is a term that is used to describe any measure whose purpose is to improve health. Interventional techniques are procedures that involve injecting medication directly into the area causing the pain. This method of treatment can reduce both the severity and the duration of the pain, often giving the patient relief where other treatments have failed. For more information, please refer to the glossary on this website.
Yes, interventional techniques are safe. Multiple quality-assurance measures are always in place to ensure safety. Procedures are performed in an ambulatory surgery center or outpatient hospital centers. However, all procedures and treatments do have some risks associated with them, and Dr. Brown will explain all of these to you, based on your individual circumstances. Patients are encouraged to ask questions.
Patients experiencing back pain deserve to receive treatment in an atmosphere that reduces stress and anxiety. Our practice is thoroughly patient-focused, and Dr. Brown will utilize appropriate sedation and anesthesia during your procedure to make you as comfortable as possible.
There are many methods available for treating back pain. Each person is different and therefore will respond differently to each type of treatment. Interventional techniques performed by qualified physicians have shown marked success in treating low back pain. By utilizing a localized approach to treating pain, side effects are often reduced and relief is gained more quickly.