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Dr. Matthew M. Johnson, CHRISTUS Interventional Pain Management Therapy

At CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Pain Management, Dr. Matthew Johnson is seeing patients with neck, back and joint pain and other types of pain. “From head to toe, including headaches, neck pain, middle back and lower back pain, diabetic nerve pain, sciatica, compression fractures, even patients with failed neck and back surgery syndromes, we treat these complaints and more. Therapies have been developed that weren’t available in the past, and as these evolve, we are helping patients find help with managing pain”. Procedures by Dr. Johnson are same-day, performed under sedation at CHRISTUS MOther Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs. Patients can be referred by their primary care provider, and patient self-referrals are welcome on a case by case basis.

During a KSST interview, Dr. Johnson detailed many types of pain that cause someone to seek a doctor’s care. “Although many complaints are at times suffered without the patient seeking a doctor, pain usually isn’t one of these. When people have chronic pain, they usually seek help. Our services include therapies for cancer pain, spinal stenosis, herniated discs and many, many other pain-related conditions. Persons who have had even two or more back surgeries to seek relief and who still are experiencing pain are candidates for help. Nerve damage can trigger pain. Inflammation is also a cause of pain, and as we age, inflammation can become more and more of a problem. Arthritis is a condition caused by inflammation. For some, pain from standing and walking is relieved by sitting down. That’s often where spinal therapies are useful. Also, Lumbar Decompression Therapy is useful for patients who may not be candidates for surgery due to age or other health concerns”.

Dr. Johnson is originally from Longview, Texas, was educated at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio and performed residency and Fellowship at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and has been in practice for 5 years. ‘For persons wishing to reach out to our practice, we are located inside CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Pain Management at 113 Medical Drive, OR they can phone the office at 903-885-1740. Also find out more about us at CHRISTUStrinityclinic.org.”

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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