Back & Neck  Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 

Spine injuries and degenerative disc disease can be some of the most disabling conditions that affect the human body.  In addition to the direct effect of these injuries on the musculoskeletal system, the spine also houses the spinal cord and numerous nerve roots that form our peripheral nervous system.  Pain, weakness, and sensory loss resulting from damage to these structures can be profound, making these conditions extremely challenging to treat.  Because of this, it is critical to determine the root cause of each patient’s symptoms, which are oftentimes multifactorial in nature.  Treatment begins with identifying the cause of pain through history taking, physical examination, and diagnostic testing (X-Ray, CT, MRI, and/or electromyography (EMG), etc.). Developing an understanding of co-morbid medical conditions that can affect the spine is paramount.  Non-surgical treatment of neck and back conditions typically includes some combination of activity modifications, physical therapy, medications, and injections when indicated. In advanced conditions, surgical consultation may be indicated.   

We offer: 

  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar epidural steroid injections

  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar facet joint injections

  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar medial branch nerve blocks

  • Genicular nerve blocks

  • Sympathetic nerve blocks

  • Radiofrequency ablation for spine and knees

  • Sacroiliac joint injections

  • Peripheral joint injections

  • Trigger point injections

  • EMG/Nerve conduction studies

  • Pharmacologic management of pain

  • Work-related pain and injury management

  • Sports injuries

  • Musculoskeletal Rehab

  • General PM&R


Doctors for Back & Neck  Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Benjamin O. Hooker, MD
Dr. Benjamin O. Hooker earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston…

Confident and Professional

"Dr. Charlton was very confident and professional, and his staff is very courteous. He did an excellent job restoring my broken collarbone. I would definitely use him again."

— Anonymous

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Southwest Clinic

7500 Barlite Blvd, Suite 311

San Antonio, TX 78224

Office: (210) 598-5605

Fax: (210) 598-5620

Westover Hills Clinic

10010 Rogers Crossing, Suite 308

San Antonio, TX 78251

Office: (210) 598-5605 ext 801

Fax: (210) 598-5620