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Pain Management

If pain is compromising your quality of life, it’s time to reclaim your comfort. Village Emergency Centers is your partner in comprehensive pain management. Discover experienced pain management doctors who value your health and quality of life with our dedicated, board-certified physicians in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas.

Immediate Access to a Trusted Pain Management Doctor

Whether you’re experiencing acute pain from an injury or a flare-up of a chronic condition, Village Emergency Centers is here to assist you. Our center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring patients in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas have immediate access to a trusted pain management doctor.

Common Types of Pain

At Village Emergency Centers, we treat acute and chronic pain. With a wealth of experience, we have treated thousands of diverse pain management needs. Common types of pain include:

When to See a Pain Management Doctor

It can be challenging to determine whether your pain merits medical intervention. We recommend contacting Village Emergency Centers if you’re experiencing the following:

  • Pain derived from an injury or accident
  • Mobility difficulties
  • At-home pain management and over-the-counter medication is ineffective
  • Your pain is paired with subsequent symptoms, including fever, chills, nausea, etc.

Our Pain Management Approach

At Village Emergency Centers, we take a comprehensive approach to pain management. We evaluate your symptoms through a holistic lens to identify and treat the underlying source rather than applying a quick fix to alleviate symptoms. Depending on the cause and severity of your pain, we may recommend one or a combination of pain management treatments.  

Pain Management Treatments

At Village Emergency Centers, we focus on achieving sustainable relief, improved function, and greater overall well-being. After diagnosing and assessing the specifics of your pain, our professionals may recommend one or several of the following treatments:

  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, or pain relievers
  • Physical and/or occupational therapy
  • Steroid injections, nerve blockers, and other non-surgical interventions
  • Lifestyle modifications

Exploring Chronic Pain

An estimated 100 million Americans live with some form of chronic pain. In contrast to acute pain, chronic pain conditions are long-lasting and require ongoing medical attention. While chronic pain can sometimes remain dormant for prolonged periods, flare-ups can be debilitating, detracting from a patient’s quality of life. To mitigate persistent discomfort, look to Village Emergency Centers.

What Is Classified as Chronic Pain?

Generally, any pain that persists longer than six months can be classified as chronic pain. However, the timeline to define chronic pain may differ from doctor to doctor. In any case, all medical professionals agree that chronic pain requires consistent and comprehensive pain management treatment.

Types of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can derive from aging, injuries, medical conditions, nerve damage, and much more. There are a multitude of chronic pain conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Scoliosis
  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Congenital conditions
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Stomach ulcers

Chronic Pain Risk Factors

Any person at any age can experience chronic pain conditions. However, certain risk factors contribute to a greater risk of developing chronic pain, including:

  • Age 55 or older
  • Family history of chronic pain conditions
  • High-stress levels
  • Obesity and weight problems
  • History of traumatic injuries
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Labor-intensive careers

Treating Chronic Pain

There is not a specific modality to treat chronic pain. Many treatments are used in chronic pain management depending on the specific condition and the severity of the pain. Common chronic pain treatments include:

  • Nerve blockers
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy
  • Occupational and/or physical therapy
  • Psychological and/or cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications

Visit Us for an Individualized Approach to Pain Management

Invest in sustainable comfort and wellness with Village Emergency Centers. We are your partner in individualized pain management and compassionate care in Houston, TX, and surrounding areas. We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so contact us or come by today to get started.


What is Pain Management?

Pain management is medical care that’s focused on managing and treating pain, allowing you a better quality of life.

The goal at Village Emergency Centers is to find effective treatment methods to help patients manage persistent pain ranging from mild to severe, and flares that cause fluctuations in pain levels

What Causes Pain?

Pain is an incredibly broad symptom that’s designed to alert you to a problem in your body. Pain can be acute, as a result of an injury or accident, which requires immediate treatment. Pain can also be caused by an exacerbation of chronic musculoskeletal issues.

No matter the reason, it’s unnecessary to suffer from pain when treatment is just a visit away at the Village Emergency Centers.

What Causes Back Pain?

Back pain is the leading cause of missed work in the United States and is one of the top-10 reasons Americans seek emergency medical help. Back pain is typically caused by:

  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Fractures
  • Ruptured or herniated discs
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Osteoporosis

If abdominal pain is having a serious impact on your ability to function, visit Village Emergency Centers, which is open 24 hours a day.

When Should I Seek Help for Back Pain?

If you’ve sustained an injury to your back, or an existing condition is flaring up, the resulting pain will be your guide as to whether you should visit Village Emergency Centers. If your pain is moderate to severe and your mobility is compromised, it’s a good idea to see a doctor to relieve your discomfort and get you back on your feet.

What Treatments Does Pain Management Include?

Pain is complex and can have a variety of causes, so there are many different treatment options.

Pain management professionals often treat pain with a combination of methods, including:

  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitative exercise
  • Steroid injections and nerve block injections
  • Medications such as NSAIDS, opioids, antidepressants, and muscle relaxants


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