Pain is familiar to all of us and is probably the most common reason someone sees a doctor.
Pain at times indicates injury and is obvious with a broken bone or a cut, but other times can be more mysterious and may represent a symptom like infection or inflammation. When pain is thought of as a symptom it can come from a broad variety of sources and vary widely in its presentation. If you don’t know the cause of your pain, answering that question should be the first step.
The physicians of Texas Pain Consultant Associates can help to identify the cause of your pain.
We work with your doctor to help evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of pain problems. The first step to recovery is, of course, the evaluation, so don’t hesitate, take a step!
Types of pain
- Neck and back pain
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Post-injury or surgical pain
- Neuropathic (nerve) pain
- Intractable cancer pain
- And others
- Medication management
- Injection procedures
- Advanced interventional techniques
- Mental health counseling
- Multidisciplinary coordination
- And others
The approach of all of our physicians is to treat the patient as a whole, we use a rational balance of techniques tailored to each particular individual.
Robert W. Sickler
Dr. Sickler graduated with honors from Creighton University where he then completed his medical school training. Dr Sickler completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Sickler then went on to complete advanced fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sickler has held clinical appointments in the Departments of Orthopedics and Anesthesiology at the Baylor College of Medicine and has served as a Director for the Pain Medicine fellowship program. He is board certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Sickler stresses accurate diagnosis, rational pharmacology and functional restoration in all types of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain disorders.
Marvin C. Chang
Dr. Marvin Chang graduated from Houston Baptist University and went on to complete medical school, anesthesiology residency, and a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Medical Subspecialties in Anesthesiology with a subspecialty board in Pain Medicine and Board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine. He also has subspecialty training in Cardiovascular, Transplant and Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Dr. Chang has served as the chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He participated in the teaching of medical students as clinical faculty at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. He served as a clinical instructor for Medtronic Neuromodulation to proctor physicians on implantation techniques. His passion for helping patients goes beyond treatment, as he actively participates in ongoing clinical research trials in the development of new medications used for pain regimens.
His philosophy in treating patients encompasses a wide variety of techniques to provide symptom pain management in all acute and chronic pain states with clinical expertise in state of the art techniques in advanced interventional approaches.
Dr. Christian Peccora believes in a multi-modal approach to pain management, including physical therapy, acupuncture, pain psychology, massage, medications, spinal cord neuromodulation, and interventional procedures. He has expertise in treatment of headache, neck and back pain, nerve pain, post-surgical pain, and joint pain and believes therapies should be customized to each patient. He received his MD at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he graduated with honors and was chosen to be in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He stayed at BCM for an internship in internal medicine. This was followed by residency in Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine. He was chosen as the Distinguished Resident of his class and won the Fellow of the Year Award. While in Boston, he engaged in numerous research projects and has published articles and book chapters on the neurophysiology of chronic pain, peripheral nerve stimulation, intrathecal pumps, postoperative pain, and medical ethics.
Dr. Peccora is a dual board-certified physician and member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, International Spine Intervention Society, and other medical organizations. He is an avid traveler and fluent in Spanish, a tennis and running enthusiast, a musician, and community volunteer. He grew up in southwest Houston and is a part of the patient care team in our Sugar Land location. He is currently accepting new patients.
William E. Lane
Dr. William Lane is a fellowship trained board certified Anesthesiologist passionate about utilizing a multi-modal approach to chronic and subacute pain issues, emphasizing a combination of interventional procedures with oral pharmacologic, psychologic, and physical therapy approaches. Emphasizing each individual’s unique needs and goals, he focuses on a tailored individual treatment plan.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame as part of the prestigious Glynn Family Honors Program, he then returned to his home city of Houston to complete his Medical school training at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lane completed his internship and Anesthesiology residency at the Duke University Hospital. During his training, he helped found the North American Branch of RIPOM, producing educational materials for perioperative medicine and pain control. Advanced fellowship training was completed in Pain Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Eager to return to Texas, Dr. Lane is an avid fan of Houston sports, cooking, and running.
Locations and Contact
6560 Fannin St, Suite 1760
Houston, TX 77030
Methodist Office Building (MOB 3)
16605 Southwest Freeway, Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: 713-337-PAIN (7246)
Memorial Hermann Southeast POB 1
11914 Astoria Blvd, Suite 475
Houston, TX 77089