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Effective Musculoskeletal Pain Relief in Richardson, TX

Musculoskeletal pain is any pain relating to or involving the muscles and the skeleton. It is not a secret that chronic musculoskeletal pain is the number-one cause of disability in North America. Nor is it a secret that chronic back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under the age of 45.

The musculoskeletal disorders that most commonly produce pain requiring medical attention are osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain and neck pain. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects more than 20 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is so prevalent in Americans older than 65 that 70% are estimated to have the disease. Fibromyalgia affects 6 million people and accounts for 10% of patients seen in general practice.

While information on the occurrence of neck pain is less well known, statistics show that 50% to 80% of people will be disabled by lower back pain – some more severely than others – at some point. At any given time, 1% of the United States population is temporarily disabled by back pain, while another 1% is disabled by chronic back pain (about 3 million people). Other musculoskeletal disorders include certain types of headache, myofascial pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal stenosis, osteoporotic compression, sports injuries, metastatic vertebral fractures, shoulder pain, arm and leg pain.

Why doctors and patients depend on us

Our goal is to improve and restore function, and using more than one therapeutic modality improves the chances for success. Dr. Khan performs a wide variety of nonsurgical treatments to relieve musculoskeletal pain. These treatments include epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, trigger-point injections, nerve blocks, peripheral cryoneurolysis, chemical neurolysis, discograms, vertebroplasty and minimally invasive intradiscal procedures.

Dr. Khan has been helping referring doctors provide their musculoskeletal-pain patients with quality care for their pain-relief needs for over a decade. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a subspecialty board certification in pain management and has completed a fellowship in pain management, as well.

To provide the best possible care for you, Dr. Khan and his staff support your doctor throughout the treatment process. After a comprehensive consultation that outlines specific treatment options, Dr. Khan will send your doctor a written report for review. What’s more, he’s always available to discuss your condition and answer any questions from you or your doctor in great detail. It’s everything your doctor needs to stay up-to-date on your pain-relief care. By Dr. Khan working closely with your doctor as a true partner in healthcare, you are assured a positive experience that can produce the results you need – and the professional relationship your doctor wants.

Dr. Khan offers a multitude of pain-relief services, including comprehensive treatment for cancer pain, neuropathic pain and much more for patients in Richardson, Garland, Mesquite and Rowlett, TX.

To learn more about his advanced care for musculoskeletal pain relief, call Texas Interventional Pain Care today at 972-952-0290, or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

The Right Treatment

Interventional pain specialist Arif B. Khan, MD, offers lasting solutions for several pain conditions. He has helped people of all ages in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area of TX. His treatment recommendations always start with conservative interventions such as activity modification, therapeutic exercise or physical therapy.

I'm very pleased with the Medtronic Neurostimulator I received on the advice of Dr Khan. - Bridget.E

Arif B. Khan, MD, is the medical director of Texas Interventional Pain Care, an interventional pain center specializing in the treatment of many painful conditions, and located at 2201 N. Central Express Way, Suite 171, Richardson, TX 75080; 4800 North Galloway Ave. Suite 300 Mesquite, Texas 75150. Phone: 972-952-0290 or fax 972-952-0293.