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Back Pain Specialist

Diagnostic Pain & Treatment Center

Raka Gohel, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Tomball, TX & The Woodlands, TX

Up to 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point. If your time is now and you’re living with back pain, contact Raka Gohel, MD, at Diagnostic Pain & Treatment Center in Tomball and The Woodlands, Texas. Dr. Gohel provides customized, state-of-the-art treatments including spinal cord stimulation to relieve back pain. If back pain is getting in the way of your life, call or schedule a consultation online today.

Back Pain Q & A

When should I talk to a doctor about back pain?

Pain is your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. If you develop back pain that doesn’t start to subside after a few days of rest and at-home treatments such as ice, heat, and over-the-counter pain relievers, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Gohel. She offers customized and innovative therapies to relieve your pain so you can get back to your regular, healthy life.

How is back pain treated?

Dr. Gohel provides customized back pain treatments to help you get back to a healthy and fulfilling life. She begins your treatment with a thorough exam to identify the cause of your pain, the severity, and the impact on your mobility and quality of life.

After Dr. Gohel understands your back pain, she creates a customized treatment plan, often combining medicine and other procedures to relieve your pain. For example, your pain management program may include:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet steroid injections
  • Nerve root injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation

In some cases, surgery may be the best option to relieve your back pain. If you need surgery, Dr. Gohel can also provide pain relief services during your recovery.

What is spinal cord stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation is an FDA-approved treatment for chronic back pain. The therapy involves implantable neurostimulation technology that disrupts the pain signals that travel along the nerves between your back and your brain. The neurostimulation applies electrical impulses that trigger nerve fibers along your spinal cord. The treatment replaces your pain with a soothing tingling sensation.

Dr. Gohel prescribes spinal cord stimulation for chronic neuropathic pain such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or phantom limb syndrome. In many cases, spinal cord stimulation can eliminate the need for back surgery. She also suggests the treatment if you’ve had a failed back surgery.

What are the benefits of spinal cord stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation provides a variety of benefits including:

  • A trial period to ensure the treatment offers effective pain relief
  • Pain relief when other treatments have often failed
  • Not involving drugs
  • Reducing the need for surgery
  • Reversible option
  • Usually being covered by insurance

If you’re living with back pain that’s keeping you from your regular activities, call Diagnostic Pain & Treatment Center or schedule a consultation online to learn about your treatment options.