Chronic pain comes in many forms and affects at least 20% of American men and women. As experienced pain management specialists at Advanced Pain Management Specialists in Humble and Baytown, Texas, Okezie Okezie, MD, FAAPMR, and Jerome Carter, MD, can provide solutions for even the most complex pain conditions. You don’t have to live in pain or risk opioid dependency to control your discomfort. Call Advanced Pain Management Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.
As pain management specialists, Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter bring advanced training and expertise to diagnosing, preventing, and managing painful health conditions. This specialized area of medicine focuses on:
Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter can help manage a broad spectrum of chronic pain problems and spinal dysfunction.
Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter diagnose chronic pain conditions by conducting a comprehensive medical exam that often includes:
Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter also understand the significant role chronic pain can play in psychological distress, so they can even make recommendations for counseling and emotional support based on your examination.
Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter offer numerous pain management techniques to help provide relief for multiple conditions, including:
They also provide spinal cord stimulation as a pain management technique.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an innovative pain management technique that uses an implanted device to interrupt and weaken your pain signals. Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter might recommend SCS to alter the nerve activity in a specific area of your body, especially chronic back, neck, or lower extremity pain.
When you have SCS, Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter implant a small device near your spine to deliver mild pulses of electricity to the nerves near your spinal cord. You control your SCS device with a handheld remote, so it’s easy to turn off and on and to adjust its settings.
Dr. Okezie and Dr. Carter offer a trial period to test the SCS device before implanting it.
Call Advanced Pain Management Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.