Say NO to Opioids and Avoid Surgeries : Dr Vivek Mehta

Toppick Media Editor Jun 29, 2019 392 Views   0 Comments

Say NO to Opioids and Avoid Surgeries.

As a highly renowned pain management specialist, Dr. Vivek Mehta  offers world class minimally invasive treatments. Many patients suffer chronic pain and are looking for healthier ways to address these problems and decrease reliance on pain medication. It's a well-known fact that addiction to pain medication is a problem all over the world. If pain goes untreated, then depression, anxiety, sleep loss, strained family relationships and poor work performance can be the result.  

As CEO and Medical Director of the Global Institute of Spine and Joint Care in Arlington, TX., Dr. Mehta has more than 30 years of experience as a physician and pain management specialist. His ultimate goal is to improve patients' functionality and enable a return to work, school and full participation in day-to-day activities.

An Esteemed Medical Background

Answering Toppick's questions, Dr. Mehta said that he decided in the fourth grade that he wanted to be a doctor.  He attended the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, Maharashtra, then served in the Indian Army Special Ops, the NSG, which performs anti-high jacking and anti-terrorist operations. He lived in the Middle East for several years and moved to the United States, starting his career at UCLA and USC. That was followed by a fellowship in endocrinology and residency training. He joined the University of Miami as a faculty member then progressed to lead the department for many years. Dr. Mehta is Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and started the Global Institute of Spine & Joint Care in 2011.

International Appeal

In addition to Dr. Mehta's extensive medical experience around the world, he is fluent in Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Mehta's multi-lingual abilities immediately put  his patients at ease when they visit him. The Global Institute of Spine and Joint Care has expanded widely and has patients from the D/FW Metroplex, all over Texas, as well as  internationally. Dr. Mehta has successfully treated numerous elite professionals with non-surgical techniques. He is trained in minimally invasive spinal techniques, reducing damage to surrounding tissues and speeding up patients' recovery.

How is Pain Best Managed?

Although pain is the most common reason to consult a physician, pain is often poorly treated. Chronic pain can affect every aspect of a patient's daily activity and prevent them from enjoying life. The stress of pain affects how people interact with their family and friends. According to Dr. Mehta, “Pain management as a specialty is a very interesting branch of medicine. Typically, pain is a symptom of a disease. For example, if you are having chest or abdominal pain, you may be having a heart attack or appendicitis. You take care of the underlying condition and the pain is gone. Because pain is the main problem the patient is having,  pain management can play a vital role,” says Dr. Mehta. “We take care of pain in a multi-modal manner & pain medication is the smallest part. We do mostly interventional pain management, where we offer various minimally invasive surgical modalities for patients.” Other treatments include psychiatry, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to help patients return to their daily routine. 

Personalized Treatment

As a dedicated physician, Dr. Mehta spends quality time with his patients and takes pride in establishing a one-on-one relationship. He and his team perform a comprehensive evaluation and create a detailed treatment plan to optimize pain control, enhance physical and psychological well-being and restore quality of life. The doctor strongly believes that controlling pain is vital to patients' physical and mental health. At the Global Institute of Spine & Joint Care, the treatment team uses the latest techniques to relieve pain so patients can get back to what they love most. Dr. Vivek Mehta brings years of experience and a passion for  excellence to pain management. His  philosophy is to use precise medicine to get an accurate diagnosis and treat it in the most conservative way possible. Dr. Mehta says, “Our aim is always to minimize medication use and maximize patients' functionality.” Say No to opioids and avoid surgeries by placing your trust in Dr. Vivek Mehta.


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