Texas Pain And Regenerative Medicine
Samir Fahed, MD
Pain Management & Alternative Medicine located in Houston, TX
Medical experts estimate that roughly 80% of the worldwide population will experience some degree of back pain during their lifetime. Because back pain can cause you to miss work, as well as enjoyable activities, Samir Fahed, MD, provides integrative pain-relieving solutions at Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine in Sugar Land and Dickinson, Texas. Before living with back pain another day, schedule an evaluation through the website. You’re also welcome to call to book an appointment by phone at either office.
Back Pain Q & A
Why do I have back pain?
Back pain may be something that affects you occasionally or it can become so severe it affects your sleep and limits your ability to perform daily activities. In any case, back pain isn’t something you should ignore. It may be a sign of:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal cord compression
- Herniated or bulged disc
- Facet joint syndrome
- Nerve compression
Your back pain might be associated with an injury, such as a car accident or workplace injury. But back pain can also occur because of overuse or older age. Because back pain is certainly manageable, it’s important to undergo an evaluation and get started on treatment early.
When should I see a doctor for back pain?
You should come to Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine if you have recurring back pain or lingering discomfort that continues to worsen. Dr. Fahed encourages you to come in for an evaluation if you have:
- Dull, sharp, or shooting pains
- Numbness or tingling in your extremities
- Difficulty sleeping because of your back pain
You should also book an exam with Dr. Fahed if you experience back stiffness or soreness on a regular basis. Dr. Fahed spends quality time examining you and running any necessary diagnostic tests so he can pinpoint the source of your back pain.
What is the treatment for back pain?
Your back pain treatment plan from Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine may incorporate several types of therapies to relieve pain and promote healing. Dr. Fahed may suggest any of the following, depending on your diagnosis:
- Nerve blocks
- Pain medications
- Splinting or bracing
- Stem cell therapy
- Facet joint injections
- Spinal cord stimulator
- Topical pain-relieving creams
- Radiofrequency neurotomy
- Intradiscal platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Daily strengthening exercises and physical therapy
- Interlaminar or transforaminal epidural steroid injections
Dr. Fahed counsels you about each of the treatment options that may benefit you so you can make educated decisions and stay involved in your back pain management plan.
If back pain is starting to lower your quality of life, contact Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine for an evaluation. Schedule through the website or over the phone with either office.