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Pain Management

Sara Goel, DO

Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician & Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician located in Inner Loop, Medical Center, Rice Village, Houston, TX

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans with chronic pain, you may be frustrated in your search for adequate pain management. Compassionate double board-certified physician Sara Goel, DO, understands what you’re going through, and she’s an expert in the two areas where you need help the most: interventional pain management and rehabilitation. At her Houston, Texas, practice, Dr. Goel uses a multidisciplinary approach that includes the latest advanced nonsurgical pain management strategies. She’s ready to get you out of pain and back to your life, so schedule your consultation online or by phone now.

Pain Management Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain lasts for weeks or even months longer than the usual expected recovery time, and it’s one of the biggest health problems Americans face today. There are many different forms of chronic pain, and some of the most frequent are: 

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Migraine headaches 
  • Sciatica: Sciatic nerve damage causing back and leg pain
  • Neuropathy: Nerve damage that causes nerve pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): Chronic pain following arm or leg trauma
  • Joint pain

Because chronic pain takes so many forms, Dr. Goel uses a comprehensive and highly personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment.

What can I expect during a pain management assessment?

During a pain management assessment, Dr. Goel carefully examines you, reviews your medical history, and asks about your pain. 

Depending on the suspected cause of your chronic pain, Dr. Goel may perform tests such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nerve conduction studies, electrical muscle testing, or others. 

Dr. Goel spends all the time required to make an accurate diagnosis so she can give you the very best pain management solutions. 

How does pain management work?

Dr. Goel understands the devastating effects of chronic pain, and she compassionately tailors a pain management plan for you. She uses a comprehensive approach that tackles your pain in multiple ways to bring the fastest relief. Pain management treatment often includes: 

Medication management

Most patients come to Dr. Goel, a pain management specialist, because their current medication plan isn’t working. She can adjust the dosage or change your pain medication as needed. Many patients are happy to learn that narcotics aren’t the only option for pain relief. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy improves your strength and function. As you grow stronger, you develop a far better support system within your body and become less vulnerable to pain and injury. Physical therapy also includes pain relief treatments like ice and heat therapy. 

Interventional procedures

Interventional pain management includes a large group of procedures that treat resistant pain. Dr. Goel may recommend options like nerve blocks to deaden pain; anesthetic and steroid injections to reduce inflammation; and stem cell injections or other regenerative medicine to help you regenerate damaged tissue.

In some situations, other interventional procedures are excellent long-term options. Examples are a spinal cord stimulator that interrupts nerve pain transmissions, and a radiofrequency ablation to disable an actively painful nerve. 

Dr. Goel centers your pain management plan around your condition, health, and goals. She’s your partner in this process, and she’s determined to give you the relief you deserve. 

Call Dr. Sara Goel or book a consultation online for caring pain management now. 

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