About us

Mission Statement

At the Back and Neck Clinic of Houston and its affiliated clinics, the goal is to provide patient oriented, ethical, safe, cost effective and efficient pain care in order to restore function and to decrease pain. 

We only use Board-Certified/Eligible, University Fellowship Trained M.D.s, recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties as our physicians. This ensures that the public will have confidence that the doctor treating them has gone through an accredited academic, post-residency, training program with subsequent examination and certification that is nationally recognized.

Who we are

We are a dedicated team committed to excellence in the field of pain control, headed by a fellowship-trained, board certified pain physician with more than 13 years in practice.

Who we treat

We treat adults with acute and chronic back, neck, cancer, RSD, and other pain syndromes.

What we do

We strive for maximize function and minimize pain using clinic-based and hospital-based procedures such as:

  • Epidural steroid injections for disc related problems
  • Radio frequency neuro ablation of lumbar and cervical facet joints
  • Spinal cord stimulator trial and implantation in order to treat low back and lower extremity pain.
  • Intra-spinal medication pumps for intractable pain

What to expect when you first visit

Each patient is unique. They are treated accordingly. At the initial consultation, a review of available medical records, which may include x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, as well as other studies, is performed. All the available information gathered will then be used to implement a treatment plan that is tailored to the patient. Often, this may involve an in-clinic procedure in the procedure suite that will need to be scheduled at a later date.

Where are these procedures done

The procedures are generally done in the procedure suite within the clinic itself that maximizes patient safety, comfort, and convenience while minimizing patient cost. More complex procedures are performed in a hospital out-patient setting.

Meet our Medical Director:
Abraham G. Thomas, M.D.

Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1991.

Residency in Anesthesia University of Texas Medical School, Houston 1991-1995.

Fellowship in Pain Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Houston 1995-1996.

Private Pain Practice 1996 to present.

Re-Established and directed the Memorial Hermann Hospital/University of Texas Department of Anesthesia Pain Clinic, 2008 - 2009. 

Board certified:

AMERICAN BOARD OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES IN ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE BESTOWED BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

Awards and honors:

  • Outstanding Anesthesia
    Resident in Pain Medicine UTHSC Anesthesia Dept, 1995

  • Outstanding Consultant, 2003
    The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR)

Hospital Privileges, The Texas Medical Center

  • Saint Luke's Episcopal Hospital

  • The Sugar Land Methodist Hospital And Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Memorial Hermann Hospitals

  • Memorial Katy, Memorial Hermann and Memorial City

 

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