Meet Dr. Carl Noe
Pain Management Specialist in Dallas
One of the leading pain management authorities in Texas, Carl Noe, M.D., offers a complete spectrum of proven pain-relief therapies and has the experience to find the best treatments for his patients, whether what’s needed are the latest, highly advanced options or time-tested measures.
“Today’s patients tend to want high-tech solutions for pain, but in many cases, high-tech treatments aren’t the answer,” he says. “It’s important for people to understand that pain often improves with time and conservative treatment.”
Dr. Noe cares for patients suffering from all types of acute and chronic conditions – from back pain, neck pain, and sciatica to headaches, spine pain, and arthritis.
Therapies include spine-injection procedures such as nerve blocks and epidural steroid injections; radiofrequency ablation (the use of electricity to disrupt pain signals); neuroaugmentation (the use of electrical stimulation of the nervous system to manage pain); and non-opioid pain medications.
The key to maximizing pain management, Dr. Noe notes, is having an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on educating patients.
“Patient education is a big part of our program, and we give our patients a lot of information about what causes pain, why it persists, and what the most appropriate evidence-based therapies are,” he says.
Other important components of the Pain Management Program are cognitive behavioral therapy – a structured form of psychotherapy – and physical therapy.
“Many people with pain are so afraid that they’re going to hurt themselves further that they avoid any activity,” Dr. Noe says. “It’s important to get people to a point pain-wise at which they can get physically active.”
The Pain Management team often works with colleagues in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Rheumatology, and Orthopaedics (Spine) to deliver comprehensive patient care.
Named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor yearly since 2012, a D Magazine Best Doctor (Pain Management) annually since 2010, and a Texas Monthly Super Doctor four times, it’s no surprise that Dr. Noe takes his commitment to patients seriously.
“The privilege of practicing medicine carries great responsibility, and I believe in treating every patient with dignity and respect,” he says. “Seeing patients and helping them find a treatment that relieves their pain is the most enjoyable thing I do.”