Meet Our Specialist
About Comprehensive Pain Management
Our practice is committed to deliver multidisciplinary personalized care by utilizing state of the art technology and methodology to accurately diagnose acute and chronic pain syndromes and to stop the personification process to help improve our patients’ quality of life. We strive to make an early and accurate treatment plan to reduce the physical, financial, emotional and lifestyle costs of pain.
Are you in pain? We can help!
Our Chronic Pain Medicine is led by Dr. Ahmed. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and pain medicine. Dr. Ahmed served as the formal assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania, and assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Management with McGovern Medical School, as well as the Director, Chronic Pain Division at UTHealth prior to coming to Clear Lake Specialties.
- Epidural Steroid Injections Medial Branch Blocks
- Facet Joint Injections Facet RFA/Neurotomy (Hot and Pulsed)
- Joint Injections (hip, knee, SI, Shoulder) Geniculate Nerve Blocks
- Geniculate Nerve RFA/Neurotomy Bursa Injections
- Sympathetic Nerve Blocks Provocative Discography
- Disc Biacuplasty Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy
- Minimally invasive lumbar decompression Trigger Point Injections
- Botox for Migraine Headaches Spinal Cord Stimulator and DRG
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulator & StimRouter Implantation
- Occipital Nerve Block
Now accepting new patients!
We are dedicated to treating all types of pain, including spinal, musculoskeletal, and neuropathic pain disorders. We aim to help patients reduce severity of their pain and prevent falling into a state of chronic pain. We strive to see our patients improve their quality of life with minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments, medications and procedures.
Pain relief is a human right, and achievable in the 21st century. All patients living with chronic pain, or who are caregivers of those in chronic pain are entitled to a well-rounded quality of life that includes:
- Timely access to safe and high quality healthcare
- Empowerment to manage their own care
- Education and training to develop the skill sets needed for the best management for ongoing pain
- Social and employer support
We offer a combination of therapies, including medications, physical therapy, nerve blocks, massage therapy and etc.
At your first visit, you meet with your pain management doctor who reviews your pain problem and interview you about your medical history, it might also include a physical exam, pain assessment, and diagnostic tests or imaging (x-rays).
The two main categories are pain caused by tissue damage, also called nociceptive pain, and pain caused by nerve damage, also called neuropathic pain.
There are 2 main types of OTC pain medicines: acetaminophen (Tylenol) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) are examples of OTC NSAIDs.
Common pain-causing spine conditions include:degenerative disc disease, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis (spinal osteoarthritis), spondylolisthesis, spinal fractures, whiplash.
Pain control can help speed your recovery and may reduce your risk of developing certain complications after surgery, such as pneumonia and blood clots.
- Do you know what’s causing my pain?
- Is testing necessary to confirm your diagnosis?
- Can my pain be cured or simply managed?
- Does my pain have triggers I should avoid?
- What kinds of pain treatments may be an option for me?