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Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Pappolla

St Michaels Pain & Spine Clinics. Houston Texas

2646 S Loop W Houston, TX 77054

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Dr. Miguel Pappolla, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Universidad De Buenos Aires, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas in 1978 and specializes in pain medicine and neurology.


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(713) 661-0300

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Dr. Pappolla's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Trigger Point Injection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappolla performs Trigger Point Injection more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Pappolla performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappolla treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Pappolla treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pappolla performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Pappolla performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Pappolla's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • 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)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cough Headache
  • Cranial Neuralgia
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dorsal Neuralgia
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Elbow Pain
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Severe Headache
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Headache
  • Wrist Pain

About Me

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 (Anesthes...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropathology

Education

Cleveland Clin Fdn
Fellowship Hospital
Case West Res University
Residency Hospital
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Ne Ohio University Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
2006
University Of Mississippi Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Univ Of South Alabama Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Universidad De Buenos Aires, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas
Medical School
2006
2000
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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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Dr. Pappolla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pappolla

4.3

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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I am impressed by Dr. Pappolla. I had been to many doctors before but he treated me well and his PRP helped me with the pain. I found Dr. Pappolla on the internet and make an appointment with him.His team is very co-operative and very helpful. The PRP helped me alot with pain.
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I am impressed by his bedside manner. He will explain every procedure and every step in detail. The office staff is very kind and patient. I am blessed to have been referred to Dr. Pappolla.
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I am beyond pleased with the results I got from coming to see Dr. Pappolla for my back injury from the vehicle accident I was in. When I came here I was very depressed and in so much pain that I couldn't hardly do anything and it was taking a toll on me. I was very depressed and started gaining so much weight because I couldn't even walk, much less excercise or even enjoy time with my kids and family. Since my PRP procedure I feel like I got my life back and I am so happy!
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I am beyond pleased with the results I got from coming to see Dr. Pappolla for my back injury from the vehicle accident I was in. When I came here I was very depressed and in so much pain that I couldn't hardly do anything and it was taking a toll on me. I was very depressed and started gaining so much weight because I couldn't even walk, much less excercise or even enjoy time with my kids and family. Since my PRP procedure I feel like I got my life back and I am so happy to say that I've even l
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I had dealt with lower back pain for several years along with right hip pain as well. His diagnosis and treatment was amazing along with his staff!!
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Dr. Pappolla was very attentive and ask questions regarding other health problems that may have an effect on my condition. He is very detail oriented and spends a great deal of time determining what course of treatment is right for the patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Pappolla.
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