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Treatable Pain Conditions in Houston, TX

Pain is never a “normal” bodily sensation—it’s the brain’s way of telling you that something’s wrong. Each time you injure yourself, the pain receptors in your nerves are stimulated. This causes the release of chemicals that carry the pain message to the brain, letting you perceive the pain, before sending the pain message back to the site of the injury. However, not all pain is alike. Some conditions may cause chronic pain despite the lack of an injury. This is why pain management can be so complex, and why it’s important to see a specialist. Dr. Lance LaFleur is a double board-certified interventional pain physician who has extensive experience working with patients suffering from a range of conditions.

Neck Pain

Types of Pain

Some types of pain can be categorized according to the body parts they affect. These include:

  • Neuropathic
  • Pelvic
  • Sacroiliac Joint
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
  • Testicular

Pain can also be categorized according to how long a patient has experienced it.

  • Chronic pain: A patient is typically diagnosed with chronic pain if he or she has experienced the pain for 12 weeks or longer. Chronic pain may last months or years. Patients with chronic pain can benefit from the expertise of an interventional pain physician.
  • Acute pain: This type of pain lasts for less than 12 weeks. The pain may be the direct result of an injury. It’s also possible for pain to be classified according to what has caused it.
  • Cancer pain: This pain may be caused by cancer itself, its complications, or its treatments.
  • Post-operative pain: Many patients experience pain immediately following an operation.

Back-Related Conditions

Back pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain. Our team regularly works with patients who suffer from a diverse range of back-related conditions, including problems involving the intervertebral discs, such as:

  • Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Extruded Discs
  • Prolapsed Discs

The intervertebral discs are the cushion-like structures that separate the vertebrae, or bones, of the spine. They provide flexibility and shock absorption.

Over time, a disc can lose water content and become weaker—this is known as degenerative disc disease—which makes the disc more vulnerable to injury. If a tear develops in the disc’s outer shell, the material on the inside can extrude outward and into the spinal column. This can cause chronic pain as the material compresses sensitive nerve fibers. Other back-related conditions treated include:

  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
Chronic Pain Treatment in Pearland

Other Conditions

Dr. LaFleur has an extensive background in neuroscience, making him well-qualified to treat patients with pain related to the central, peripheral, or sympathetic nervous systems. These conditions include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

We treat patients with pain stemming from injuries and diseases, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Phantom Limb
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Rotator Cuff Tears

Every patient’s experience with chronic pain is unique, but you can find an appropriate and effective treatment plan for your diagnosis. Call 832-736-2677 to request a consultation and improve your quality of life today!

Pain Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Facial Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Headaches
  • Hip and Leg Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-operative Pain
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Temporomandibular Joint Pain
  • Tension Headaches
  • Testicular Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

Schedule an Appointment with Our Pain Specialist Today

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