Pain Intervention Specialist

Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center

Ajay K. Aggarwal, MD

Anesthesiologist located in Houston, TX

If you’re among the 25 million adult Americans living with chronic pain, Ajay K. Aggarwal, MD, at Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center can provide relief. Dr. Aggarwal brings more than 25 years of experience as a pain management specialist to the Houston area. If you want to get to the source of your chronic pain and find relief, call Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Pain Intervention Q & A

What is pain intervention?

Pain intervention is a specialized medical discipline that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of painful health conditions. Pain management is also called pain medicine.

In addition to identifying the cause of your pain, this medical expertise allows Dr. Aggarwal to:

  • Suggest optimal approaches for conservative or surgical treatment
  • Provide conservative treatment therapies to help you avoid surgery
  • Control challenging pain conditions that don’t respond to traditional approaches
  • Offer long-term medication management for chronic pain conditions
  • Provide rehabilitation after surgery to support your recovery

At Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center, Dr. Aggarwal has more than 25 years of experience as a pain management specialist and offers a wide range of multidisciplinary techniques to treat numerous chronic pain problems and spinal conditions.

How are chronic pain conditions diagnosed?

To effectively control your pain, Dr. Aggarwal performs a complete medical exam to identify the source of your discomfort. This evaluation might include:

  • A complete musculoskeletal assessment
  • Lab tests or digital imaging such as MRIs or X-rays
  • Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies
  • Neuropsychological exams for cognitive disorders, head injuries, or dementia

In some cases, Dr. Aggarwal might also recommend a psychological evaluation for chronic pain associated with a mental or emotional disorder.

What types of pain management techniques are available?

Pain management specialists like Dr. Aggarwal offer the most innovative and advanced pain management techniques available, including:

  • Prescription medications or topical ointments to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Behavior modification to optimize your pain response
  • Hot or cold therapy to reduce inflammation and relax muscles
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to interact with your sensory nervous system
  • Trigger point or epidural injections to deliver pain relief directly at the affected site
  • Prolotherapy to trigger blood circulation and ligament repair

Dr. Aggarwal might also recommend physical therapy to reduce your symptoms by increasing your strength and flexibility while restoring your range of motion. In addition to using medical treatments to relieve your pain, Dr. Aggarwal also provides lifestyle recommendations like medically supervised weight loss to help you achieve optimal health.

You don’t have to suffer from chronic pain any longer. Call Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.