Pain Disorders

Dr. Egerman and Dr. Durham founded Pain Resources to provide you with a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to the treatment and management of your acute or chronic pain. We have the training and experience necessary to diagnose and treat your pain in our compassionate environment. Our team includes pain management specialists, anesthesiologists, psychologists, Orthopedic Spins Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Neurologist and physical therapists. We work to find the most effective options to help you manage pain and get back to living a fuller life.

The conditions we treat include:

Back

  • Skeleton Low back problems (acute and chronic). Back pain is the most common problem that brings people into the doctor's office. It's not always possible to know what causes back pain, especially if it isn't related to a recent injury. Spinal conditions may cause back pain as well as muscles sprains and strains. At Pain Resources we'll help you find the treatment options that are best for you.
  • Postlaminectomy syndrome/failed back surgery syndrome. The failure of traditional back surgery can be a huge disappointment. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome has many causes. If your surgery didn't relieve the problem or you experience continuous pain after the surgery, you don't have to live with the chronic pain. Our experts can develop a plan utilizing the latest technology and therapies for pain control to help you regain mobility and enjoy being active again.
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome-Type 1 & 2 (CPRS). While there are many theories behind the causes of these chronic conditions, the exact mechanism of how RSD develops is poorly understood. The symptoms are wide and vary from spreading pain, burning, to swelling or increased sensitivity. We can help you better understand the diagnosis and focus on treatment and education to get relief and eliminate the chronic pain in your life.
  • Hip and joint pain/osteo-arthritis/trochanteric bursitis. Hip pain is most frequently related to degeneration, injury, or inflammation of the muscles, bones, joints, and tendons in the hip area. Common causes of hip pain include arthritis, bursitis, bone fracture , muscle spasms and strains. Hip pain can also result from disorders like sciatica or herniated discs that cause pain to radiate from the spine and back. Call us to learn how we can help you find relief from this pain.
  • Vertebral compression fractures. Fractures occur when a bone cannot withstand the outside forces applied to the bone. The spinal compression fracture may range from mild to severe in terms of severity. A mild compression fracture causes minimal pain, minimal deformity. A severe compression fracture may involve the spinal cord or nerve roots and may cause severe pain. Pain management for compression fractures can be simple or complex depending on the cause of the pain. Our physicians will work with you to design an effective treatment plan. Ask them about the newest treatments available.
  • Shingles/herpes zoster/postherpetic neuralgia. Shingles can affect people of all ages. Shingles is a painful rash caused by the herpes zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Pain from shingles can be mild or severe and usually has a sharp, stabbing, or burning quality. Is shingles severe enough to interfere with your daily activities and sleep? Have your symptoms persisted long after shingles has resolved? We can discuss your options for relief with a variety of treatments.
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation. The discs in your spine serve as the shock absorbers or cushions to minimize the impact of movement of your spine. These discs can breakdown over time. If a disc is ruptured or herniated, it can press can directly on the spinal cord and adjacent nerve tissues resulting in pain that radiates outward from the spine. Pain that runs down the leg is referred to as sciatic pain. Our doctors can diagnose the severity of your pain and recommend the treatment to help eliminate it.
  • Sciatica. Injury to the sciatic nerve frequently causes pain that runs down the outer thigh or down the back of the leg and is referred to as sciatica. With this chronic pain condition you have to deal with daily pain resulting in the lack of mobility. There are a number of new treatments that offer real hope for those with sciatica. Call us to learn more.
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain. The sacroiliac joint is formed where your pelvis meets your sacrum. The sacroiliac joint serves as a shock absorber for the spine. This joint can become inflamed and result in pain located in the back and when severe can radiate into the leg.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic form of muscle pain. The pain centers around sensitive points in your muscles, called Trigger Points. The trigger points can be painful when touched. And the pain can spread throughout the affected muscle. Myofascial pain caused by trigger points has been linked to many types of pain, including headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, low back pain, pelvic pain, and arm and leg pain. Treatment for myofascial pain syndrome can bring relief in many cases. Treatment options include physical therapy, trigger point injections or medications.

Neck

  • Skeleton Neck pain, both acute and chronic. Whatever its cause, you know that your neck pain has a big impact on the quality of your life. Neck pain has many causes that can range from accident trauma, stress, pinched nerves, to arthritis or muscle strain. It's often difficult to know for certain what's causing pain. Depending upon the cause, our Pain Resources team can create a treatment plan with new technologies so you can enjoy life again.
  • Peripheral entrapment pain and whiplash injury. Symptoms associated with nerve and soft tissue conditions are difficult to live with. Peripheral entrapment or a trapped nerve is caused by physical compression producing distant nerve pain symptoms. An example is whiplash of the neck when injured in a motor vehicle accident. The damage to the bone structures and soft tissues can be a chronic condition. When conservative treatments fail, Pain Resources can help.
  • Chest wall pain: acute and chronic. The chest wall includes the skin, ribs and muscles that surround the ribs. Several conditions can cause the skin, muscles, bones, tendons, soft tissue and cartilage of the chest to become painful. Any kind of trauma, including recent surgery, can cause the chest wall to hurt. Finding the cause of your chest pain can be challenging. Our goal is to find the cause and help you find relief.
  • Ischemic pain/vascular insufficiency. Vascular pain affects millions of Americans and occurs when communication between blood vessels and nerves is interrupted. The person with peripheral vascular disease may experience ischemic pain an unpleasant, often excruciating pain associated with decreased blood flow. Our Pain Resources team will determine the underlying cause of your pain and create a personalized plan for you so that you can return to normal activities.

Relief begins with your phone call or e-mail. Schedule a visit with us, we're located in The Woodlands and let's work together to make your life better.

3115 College Park Drive Suite 103C

The Woodlands TX 77384

Phone: 936-273-1133

Fax: 936-273-1335