Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD

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Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD

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The St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics is a premier Spine and Pain Management Clinic in Houston, Texas dedicated to excellence in Pain Care. Dr. Pappolla completed medical residencies and fellowship training in Neurology and Pain Medicine (Anesthesia based) and also in Clinical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, and Neuropathology. This required 10 additional years of formal training (following graduation from Medical School). Dr. Pappolla is board certified in Neurology and Pain MedicineRead more

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Neurology

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  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropathology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Strain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cough Headache
  • Cranial Neuralgia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dorsal Neuralgia
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Headache
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Headache
  • Wrist Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad De Buenos Aires, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas

    Graduated in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Case West Res University
    Ne Ohio University Affil Hosps
    Univ Of South Alabama Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clin Fdn
    University Of Mississippi Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Zenith Award by Alzheimers Association, 2000
    • Academic Excellence and Leadership Award, LSU New Orleans, 2007
    • Endowed Chair Recipient (Neuropathology) by State of South Carolina, 2006
    • Commedation Award for Clinical Excellence by Dept of Veterans Affairs, 1990
    • Weil Award by American Association of Neuropathologists for Research leading to medical advances, 2000
    • Directors Award by national Institutes of Health, 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Neurology, Neuropathology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Pappolla's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Pappolla

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Pappolla's Care Philosophy

The St. Michael's Pain and Spine Clinics is a premier Spine and Pain Management Clinic in Houston, Texas dedicated to excellence in Pain Care. Dr. Pappolla completed medical residencies and fellowship training in Neurology and Pain Medicine (Anesthesia based) and also in Clinical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, and Neuropathology. This required 10 additional years of formal training (following graduation from Medical School). Dr. Pappolla is board certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine