Services

Our highly skilled doctors and support personnel treat each patient with compassion and dignity. The Diagnostic & Injury Center of Houston, LLC is committed to listening to each patient's concerns about their problem and working with them to establish an active treatment program to treat their condition.


Diagnostic/Treatment Methods

Physical Modality

  • What types of physical modality do we perform? Our practice incorporates modern physical modality techniques.  Our modality/therapies include ultrasound, electric stimulation, interferential, Russian stimulation, premodulated stimulation, HVG, heat, cryo therapy, trigger point therapy, and other techniques.  Physical modalities and physical therapies are essentially the same.  Semantics are the variable based on the licensure of the individual applying the technique.

Medical

  • The Diagnostic and Injury Center of Houston, LLC offers complete musculoskeletal care. Our team includes a Board Certified Family Care Physician, a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and a Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon. Find more information about our doctors and staff here.

Diagnostics

  • The Diagnostic and Injury Center of Houston provides state of the art diagnostic testing. Our use of digital x-ray provides a "green" basis of application resulting in less radiation to the patient, faster production of diagnostic outcomes, and no toxic chemicals added to the environment..

Interventional

  • The Diagnostic and Injury Center of Houston's Interventional procedures are provided by a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist. Find more information about our doctor and staff here.

Digital X-Ray

  • Professional radiologic Review Our radiologic review is only made by Board Certified Health Care Practitioners.  Our consulting physicians include Board Certified Medical Radiologists.
  • Digital Radiograph Imaging Digital radiographic format is utilized eliminating the need for film and chemical processing.  Digital x-ray is a clear, precise radiologic technique resulting in less x-ray exposure to the patient, and is also a much more environmentally green, efficient, and safer choice.

MRI; CT; Diagnostic Ultrasound, Gastrointestinal Studies

  • What is MRI? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is the latest and most advanced type of diagnostic scanning. MRI forms "images," or pictures, of the internal structures of the body. You may already be familiar with CT scanning, which uses X-rays to study tissues. MRI uses a similar computerized process, but uses a new technology that images your soft tissue and chemistry.
  • What are the advantages of MRI? MRI is"non-invasive."MRI does not use x-rays, so there is no exposure to ionizing radiation. Injections or doses of imaging contrast are given as needed. There are no known side effects from MRI. In addition to your safety and comfort, MRI offers an exceptional view of soft tissue. The high sensitivity of MRI, combined with three dimensional viewing, produces diagnostic pictures that are very clear. MRI can stop the need for biopsy or surgery in some cases, and can detect problems that have been hidden on prior tests.
  • What happens during an MRI scan? The MRI scan is painless and takes only 20 to 60 minutes to complete. Each set of scans takes 5 to 15 minutes, and there are often several sets of scans for each study. Patients lie on a table, which slides inside of a large frame that contains a strong magnet. The inside of the frame is lighted and ventilated for patient comfort. Throughout the scan, patients are watched through a window. A special intercom is used to talk to the patient and for the patient to talk to the staff. A mild pulsing or tapping sound is produced by the scanner during the imaging process. There is no sensation during the exam.
  • Is MRI for everyone? MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, which can disturb metallic objects in the body. For this reason, patients with cardiac pacemakers, intracranial aneurysm clips or metal fragments are not candidates for MRI scanning, unless specifically approved by the supervising doctors. Other metallic devices (such as prosthetic heart valves and orthopedic appliances) are often safe for MRI exams, but should be brought to the attention of the scanning staff. It is very important to call the MRI Department if you suspect there are metal fragments in your eyes or if you have had any metal fragments removed from your eyes.
  • Cost effectiveness of MRI By eliminating the need for invasive radiographic procedures, biopsies, and exploratory surgery, MRI saves money while minimizing patient risk and discomfort. For example, MRI can reduce the need for myelography and angiography, and can eliminate repeatedly "negative" CT scans that miss occult disease.

Electronic Records

  • In compliance with national and state standards medical records are provided in digital format.

Ortho

  • Our two Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons provide a full complement of orthopedic services including consultation, examination, treatment, and surgical procedures. Find more information about our doctors and staff here.

Trigger Point Injections

  • Trigger Point Injection (TPI) Trigger point injections (TPI) may be an option in treating pain in some individuals.  TPI is a procedure used to treat trigger points or local painful areas of muscle tissue.  Trigger points are "knots of muscle" that form in muscle tissues from muscle spasm that does not relax.  Trigger points may irritate surrounding nerves and cause and cause referred pain.  The trigger point injection procedure involves injection by way of a small needle by a licensed health care provider into the area of spasm.  The injection usually contains a local analgesic and an anti-inflammatory medication.  The procedure is done in the doctor's office and only takes a few minutes.  Multiple areas may be treated at one time.
  • Epidural Steroid Injection. An epidural steroid injection or pain block is a procedure utilized to reduce inflammatory response, swelling and pain caused by the irritation of the spinal cord, exiting nerve root and/or associated with a herniated disc and/or bulging disc.  These type of injections are frequently utilized in individuals who have had repetitive pain patterns of several weeks duration that have been unresolved with conservative physical modalities/therapies, oral medications, oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, or oral corticosteroid drugs.  An epidural steroid injection/block is an injection into the epidural space surrounding the spine.  The procedure is performed under general anesthesia after appropriate prescreening examination has been performed.  The Diagnostic and Injury Center of Houston, in attempt to maximize the safety and outcome of our procedures, perform a complete and comprehensive prescreening examination to ensure the individual patient will benefit from the injection.  A complete physical examination including laboratory work to check the heart, thyroid, liver, and kidneys is performed.  As well as, urinalysis is made to check for renal (kidney) related problems.  The injection candidate is also examined by way of electrocardiogram to assess cardiac function and checked for infection.  Epidural steroid injections are designed to be performed in a series of up to three injections.  Many practitioners apply all three injections to all candidates.  It is the belief of the The Diagnostic and Injury Center of Houston that only treatment that is required should be applied.  We have found that 60-70% of the individuals qualified for the injection will only require this once.  An additional 20-30% may need a second injection and 10-20% may require a third.  The success rate of epidural steroid injections is quite high when done in an appropriate manner. We have found that our success rate runs as high as 80-90%.  A Board Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist perform the injections under general anesthesia.  They are performed on an outpatient basis with total procedure time of approximately 1.5 hours.

Major Joint Injections – Shoulder, Hip, Knee.

  • Major Joint Injection Frequently patients suffer from joint pain of a major joint such as the shoulder, hip, or knee.  These pain patterns may be severe and do not respond quickly to oral medication or physical modality.  Although painful, surgery may not be an option to correct the pain.  A major joint injection may help to decrease pain and inflammation, lubricate the joint, and return normal function and range of motion. Usually, a long acting analgesic (pain killer) and an anti-inflammatory agent are injected. The injection is given by an experienced licensed health care provider in the office and only takes a few minutes.

Direct Off Site Surgical Referral

EKG

Epidural steroid injection, facet injections

Blood and Urine Studies

Progressive Rehab and Exercise

Post Surgical Follow-up Care and Rehab


Why we have chiropractic, orthopedic and nurse practitioners all in one site.

The Diagnostic and Injury Center of Houston LLC is an integrative health care facility.  We have found that the integration of multiple disciplines under one roof provides for rapid and accurate diagnosis, and efficient progression of the patient.  The Diagnostic and Injury Center of Houston incorporates chiropractic, medicine, and orthopedic examination and treatment protocols under one roof.  Integration of all of these disciplines maximizes our patient's positive outcome and minimizes down time for the injured party.

Dr. Smith, our President and Director of Services, provides comprehensive diversified chiropractic services. His Board Certification in Intergrative Medicine provides the educational basis for the intergration of modern medical practices with chiropractic care to speed the recovery of his patients. Find more information about our doctors and staff here

If you are suffering from pain, don't wait any longer. You don't have to live in PAIN! Call us today at 281-890-2225 for an appointment. We accept private pay,auto & home policies for accidents or injuries, and M/C or Visa. We a non participating provider for health insurance. We do not accept Medicare/Medicaid.

Location

The Diagnostic and Injury Center of Houston LLC
10694 Jones Road Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77065
Office Phone: 281-890-2225
Fax: 281-890-2625


Office Hours

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9:00AM-6:00PM
9:00AM-5:00PM
9:00AM-6:00PM
9:00AM-5:00PM
9:00AM-2:00PM

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