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Parks To Visit in The Woodlands

Parks To Visit in The Woodlands

It’s a weird time right now. We’re quarantined to our homes, businesses are shutting down, and socializing is limited. We’ve almost been forced to find entertainment in the simpler things. For the older generations, this might bring you back to a time where your...

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DRG Therapy Blocks Chronic Pain

DRG Therapy Blocks Chronic Pain

What is it? The Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation is a non-opioid therapy specifically designed to help manage chronic nerve pain. Similar to the traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation, DRG therapy targets specifics regions of the spinal cord that are transmitting painful...

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Are You Hurricane Ready?

Are You Hurricane Ready?

In Texas, we are well aware of our seasons! The infamous Summer heat and humidity combination has officially graced us with its presence. As we soak up the sun and dive in our pools, rivers, and lakes every chance we get, we must also keep in mind that hurricane...

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Supporting Local Artists: Cannon Brand

Supporting Local Artists: Cannon Brand

We are in full support of any way to help lift up our locals in the community! Cannon Brand is an extremely talented singer-songwriter, living right here in The Woodlands, who we would love to spotlight this week. Tune into his Facebook Live Stream on Cannon Brand...

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Summer Movies Coming Out!

Summer Movies Coming Out!

As the movie theaters open back up, we are looking forward to the new movies coming out soon! If you’re hesitant to visit the theater, there’s always a drive-in option. The Showboat Drive In Theater is a bit of a drive from The Woodlands, but quite the experience!...

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Texas Flowers to Plant in the Spring!

Texas Flowers to Plant in the Spring!

The Spring season in Texas is always a little unpredictable. We know this for sure, there will be rain, there will be pollen, and it will get hot- quick! If you’re looking for a new hobby this season, it’s the perfect time to pull out your green thumb and see what...

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Open For Elective Surgeries and Procedures

Open For Elective Surgeries and Procedures

What does this mean? At the Pain Management Center of Houston, we have been doing our best to provide you with immediate updates as things change, or stay the same! From the beginning of COVID-19, we have been fully committed to following safety precautions for our...

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A Word of Hope by Rev. Rusti Moore

A Word of Hope by Rev. Rusti Moore

We would like to share "A Word of Hope by Rev. Rusti Moore" to encourage all of our patients and friends in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope you receive this word of encouragement and pass it along as a way to share positivity, light, and truth.

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Pantry Pasta Salad

Pantry Pasta Salad

Pantry Pasta Salad Looking for a completely versatile recipe to utilize what's available in your fridge & pantry? Use these Spring in-season vegetables to create an incredibly fresh and delectable pasta salad! Ingredients- 12-16 oz. Box of Pasta 1 can artichoke...

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Home Workouts are the New Norm

Home Workouts are the New Norm

Home workouts and frequent outdoor walks are part of the new norm right now. With less equipment, we are called to do higher repetitions of the faithful at-home moves such as squats, lunges, push-ups and potentially some plyometrics that can lead to some unfamiliar...

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Learn more about some of the common causes of abdominal pain that we treat at our office in The Woodlands.
The pelvic region of the body is located between the abdomen and the thighs (below the belly button and above the legs.) The pelvis protects internal organs including the bladder, intestines, and reproductive organs and supports the hip joints.

Chronic abdominal pain is noticeable but not crippling pain that lasts for more than a few days. It may also appear on and off over the course of several months. This type of persistent, nagging abdominal pain may be caused by a condition that needs to be treated, but is not an emergency and won’t go away on its own.

Reproductive Conditions
Chronic pelvic pain in women may be caused by:

  • Endometriosis - when uterine tissue grows in other parts of the body, including the pelvis, causing pain and scarring
  • Fibroid tumors - non-cancerous growths in or on the uterus

In men, it may be caused by prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate).

In men or women, chronic pelvic pain may be due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), interstitial cystitis (a common bladder problem) or another condition of the digestive tract.

Pudendal Neuralgia
The pudendal nerve is the main nerve in the pelvis that supplies sensation to the lower buttocks, anal region, and genital region of both men and women. Pudendal neuralgia is a condition that occurs when this nerve is damaged or irritated. Symptoms of pudendal neuralgia include pelvic pain that feels like a burning, shooting, or prickling sensation. Pain may develop suddenly or gradually and may be constant but worse while sitting down. Other symptoms may include numbness in the pelvic region, pain during sex, and feeling a swelling sensation in your buttocks and genital regions.
Tailbone Pain
The tailbone, also known as the coccyx, is the small, triangular bone at the bottom of the spine. Tailbone pain is usually caused by trauma to the area resulting from

  • a fall
  • a blow to the area
  • repetitive friction in the area – from bicycling, for example
  • prolonged sitting on a hard surface
  • joint degeneration
  • injury to a woman’s tailbone during childbirth

Symptoms of tailbone injury include severe, localized pain and tenderness and possibly bruising.

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Pain Management Specialists
in The Woodlands

Pain Management Center of Houston is a multi-faceted pain management practice that is focused on providing pain relief to patients in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. Our goal is to help patients find the cause of their ongoing pain so that we can not only provide relief, but treat the source of the pain.

Start your path to pain relief, a better future, and a more promising quality of life.

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What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
After identifying which spinal nerves are causing a patient’s back pain, the doctor performs radiofrequency ablation to deactivate the part of those nerves that are signaling pain. Guided with x-ray imagery, the doctor guides a tiny probe into the spinal area until it is positioned next to the targeted nerve. Electrical pulses are passed through the probe, heating it up and destroying the part of the nerve that was sending pain signals to the brain. The targeted nerves still function, they’re just unable to transmit pain sensations.

There is a numbing agent given to the local area being treated. The patient remains awake during the procedure that usually takes less than an hour. Patients are able to go home the same day.

What is COOLIEF* Radiofrequency Ablation?
Like other radiofrequency ablation procedures, COOLIEF* disrupts pain signals. Unlike other radiofrequency ablation procedures, COOLIEF* uses water-cooled technology. Water is circulated through the probe at the same time the nerves are being heated. This creates a larger treatment area that leads to better, long-term pain relief and ensures that pain-transmitting nerves being targeted are not overheated, which protects surrounding muscle tissues from side effects like inflammation. COOLIEF* is simply a better version of a proven pain-relieving procedure.
What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
After identifying which spinal nerves are causing a patient’s back pain, the doctor performs radiofrequency ablation to deactivate the part of those nerves that are signaling pain. Guided with x-ray imagery, the doctor guides a tiny probe into the spinal area until it is positioned next to the targeted nerve. Electrical pulses are passed through the probe, heating it up and destroying the part of the nerve that was sending pain signals to the brain. The targeted nerves still function, they’re just unable to transmit pain sensations.

There is a numbing agent given to the local area being treated. The patient remains awake during the procedure that usually takes less than an hour. Patients are able to go home the same day.

What is COOLIEF* Radiofrequency Ablation?
Like other radiofrequency ablation procedures, COOLIEF* disrupts pain signals. Unlike other radiofrequency ablation procedures, COOLIEF* uses water-cooled technology. Water is circulated through the probe at the same time the nerves are being heated. This creates a larger treatment area that leads to better, long-term pain relief and ensures that pain-transmitting nerves being targeted are not overheated, which protects surrounding muscle tissues from side effects like inflammation. COOLIEF* is simply a better version of a proven pain-relieving procedure.