Pain Medicine is concerned with the evaluation and treatment of pain. Dr. Brown provides comprehensive pain management services in Houston and Sugar Land to patients who are experiencing acute & chronic pain.
A number of different conditions may contribute to your long term or short term pain.
- Lower back pain
- Failed back surgery
- Neck and back pain from degenerative diseases or injuries
- Chronic muscle spasm
- Diabetic or other neuropathies
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Pain from peripheral vascular disease
- Post-surgical pain
- Chronic Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Stroke or neurological disease pain
Dr. Brown's years of experience with conditions like these have taught him how to control pain and his study of medical research has uncovered dramatic improvements in the way physicians diagnose and treat painful disorders.
Most patients are referred to Dr. Brown after conservative treatments fail to control pain symptoms.
A pain management clinic may not operate in Texas without obtaining a certificate from the Texas Medical Board (TMB).
A Broad Approach
Dr. Brown uses a broad approach to treat pain which may include:
The first step is to find out what is causing the pain. Diagnostic testing such as an MRI and/or EMG may be ordered to help identify the cause of your pain. The office will work with your insurance company to identify a facility in your network.
The goal of is to relieve, reduce, or manage pain symptoms and improve a person’s function and overall quality of life.
Physical therapy, either water based or land based, can be effective in reducing pain and restoring function and/or mobility. Physical therapy may be ordered as part of your treatment plan.
Over the counter pain relievers, such as Tylenol or non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen or Aleve, may help reduce mild to moderate pain symptoms. Severe pain not responding to conservative treatment(s) may require the utilization of stronger medications.
Muscle relaxants are prescription medications that help reduce pain and soreness due to muscle spasm.
Severe pain not responding to conservative treatment(s) and is chronic in nature, may require your doctor to utilize stronger medications which require careful management.
Regulated by Texas law, patient’s that require long-term medication management for their chronic pain are placed on a closely monitored program that complies with Texas State Law.
A pain management clinic may not operate in Texas without obtaining a certificate from the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Medications ordered that are controlled substances as defined by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will require a patient to sign a Informed Consent and an Agreement which outlines the patient and physician responsibility when adding controlled substances to the plan of care.
Dr. Brown uses various techniques to manage acute, chronic, persistent and intractable pain with his patients. Physicians trained in Interventional Pain Medicine perform minimally invasive procedures that involve precise needle placement to deliver medications in targeted areas of specific nerve roots or muscle groups. Learn more.
Individuals experiencing long-term pain sometimes need emotional support. If needed, a referral to a therapist experienced in treating patients with chronic pain may be ordered.
Hours of Operation
Mondays: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesdays: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesdays: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: CLOSED
Our office is closed for lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm