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Updated  April 27, 2020

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 staff and patients. In our practice, we have been extremely careful to follow all CDC guidelines. As we work with other facilities to open back up for elective surgeries, we have assured that each facility has been practicing the same standards. With that being said, we are open for elective surgeries again!

What is considered an elective procedure?

An elective procedure is simply one that is planned in advance, rather than one that’s done in an emergency situation. At Pain Management, this could look like scheduling a Sympathetic Nerve Block for pain relief.  In avoidance of surgery, Pain Management offers MLS Laser Therapy to also provide healing and pain relief. If you have been experiencing pain during this time, or withheld from elective procedures due to the coronavirus, please visit our website to review our services offered and contact information to discuss further!

Updated  April 21, 2020

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.

Updated  April 9, 2020

Please watch as Dr. Moore addresses this serious disease and ways to avoid cross-contamination involving it! Here are some things you and your family can do to stay safe. 🙏

Updated  March 30, 2020

We are open and offering virtual visits! Please call us at 936-755-4412 to see how we can serve you.

Updated  March 23, 2020

Dear Patients:

As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to impact our community, Pain Management Center of Houston- The Woodlands is doing its part to collaborate with health officials and the government to slow the spread of the virus. PMCH values the health of our patients, staff, and community.

In an effort to do our part, PMCH is implementing strategies to slow the spread of the virus for the safety of our patients and staff. Those strategies being:

  • Implementing Telehealth options for existing patients that meet appropriate criteria.
  • Accepting NEW PATIENTS: Please call office 936-755-4412 to determine if you need to schedule a clinic or Telehealth appointment.
  • Minimizing foot traffic at the office:
    1. Only patients with appointments come to the office.
    2. Patients that require assistance have only one responsible party attend the visit with the patient.
    3. No additional family members.
    4. Patients can wait in the car after checking in and will be called when a room is available.

Continue prioritizing a safe and clean environment and always following OSHA & CDC guidelines for infection control.

As always, we are here for you and the community. If you have any questions or concerns about your needs, please do not hesitate to call our office at 936-755-4412. Thank you!

Updated  March 30, 2020

We are open and offering virtual visits! Please call us at 936-755-4412 to see how we can serve you.

Updated  March 23, 2020

Dear Patients:

As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to impact our community, Pain Management Center of Houston- The Woodlands is doing its part to collaborate with health officials and the government to slow the spread of the virus. PMCH values the health of our patients, staff, and community.

In an effort to do our part, PMCH is implementing strategies to slow the spread of the virus for the safety of our patients and staff. Those strategies being:

  • Implementing Telehealth options for existing patients that meet appropriate criteria.
  • Accepting NEW PATIENTS: Please call office 936-755-4412 to determine if you need to schedule a clinic or Telehealth appointment.
  • Minimizing foot traffic at the office:
    1. Only patients with appointments come to the office.
    2. Patients that require assistance have only one responsible party attend the visit with the patient.
    3. No additional family members.
    4. Patients can wait in the car after checking in and will be called when a room is available.

Continue prioritizing a safe and clean environment and always following OSHA & CDC guidelines for infection control.

As always, we are here for you and the community. If you have any questions or concerns about your needs, please do not hesitate to call our office at 936-755-4412. Thank you!

To All of PMCH Friends and Family,

We want to share with you that we are on top of every development and high-level recommendation regarding the prevention, treatment, and containment of COVID-19. We are passionate about our patients’ safety and the wellbeing of those we treat and love.

We are taking precautionary measures here in our clinic to provide the most sterile environment possible. Here at The Pain Management Center of Houston, we treat a wide variety of people with a large spectrum of complaints – this includes those that are immunocompromised and the highest risk to be impacted by the Coronavirus. As this situation continues to unfold, we are doing our best to make plans for every scenario.

As of now, we are continuing to see and treat our patients, but are considering moving to a virtual office. Check our website frequently for updates.

Please be mindful of our patients and staff. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, have a fever, or been exposed to anyone that has tested positive, we highly urge you to call your Primary Care Physician for direction on the most appropriate way to proceed for your specific situation and symptoms.

We are here to answer questions and will continue to keep you updated with any changes.

Thank you for choosing us to treat your pain.

The Pain Center Houston

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 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.