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FAQs

Do you accept self-pay patients?
Yes. Please call our office for details. 936-755-4412 (option 1)
Do you accept Workmans Comp?
Yes, if we are in-network with your carrier. We do require authorization from your adjuster after we have received a referral from the Treating Physician listed on your claim, and appropriate medical records. Please make sure you notify our staff when scheduling that your complaint is due to a work-related incident.
Do you accept Letter of Protection?
No. We understand you may have a personal injury case currently in litigation, limiting the options to use your private health insurance. This should not stop you from receiving the care you deserve. We are willing to offer alternative options by making pre-payment arrangements through the Attorney representing you.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
You will need a valid identification card, insurance card, a list of current medications you are prescribed, and recent medical records. Medical records should include office notes, imaging (a CD with images AND a copy of the report), operative reports, and any additional medical documentation related to your complaints.
How do I schedule an injection?
A formal evaluation is required to determine if that is an appropriate treatment option for you. Once an injection is ordered by a provider, our office will guide you through the process.
Does your office complete disability forms?
No.
Do you treat children and adolescents?
No. We specialize in the treatment of pain management for adults over the age of 18.
How can I obtain a copy of my medical records?

To submit a new medical records request, please fax a signed release to our office at 713-422-2169 or mail a copy to 9100 Forest Crossing, Suite A, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. Pain Management Center of Houston outsources all release of information to HealthMark Group. You may also submit a request directly through their website at www.HealthMark-Group.com. To follow up on the status of a request previously submitted, please contact HealthMark Group directly via email at status@healthmark-group.com or by phone at 1-800-659-4035.

Who can I speak with regarding a billing inquiry?
For any billing inquiries regarding a date of service prior to January 1st, 2019, please call 972-361-1875 for USAP’s billing team through Pain Doctor.

For billing questions regarding a date of service after January 1st, 2019, please call 832-698-5320 to be connected with Northwest Anesthesiology and Pain Services’ billing team through Advanced Revenue Management.

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.