Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Pankaj Satija, M.D.

Pankaj Satija, M.D.

Director, Pain Management Center
Methodist Neurological Institute

6550 Fannin Street
Smith Tower, Suite 489
Houston, TX 77030

Tel: 713-441-2889
Fax: 713-441-5764


Dr. Satija is a fellowship trained, interventional pain management specialist who has dedicated his life to the eradication of pain. After graduating his residency from Baylor college of Medicine, he went on to complete an interventional pain management fellowship in the department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science center, San Antonio, which is ranked as one of the top training facilities in the country for pain medicine. Dr. Satija also obtained a Headache fellowship to gain expertise in Headache management.

Dr Satija focuses on providing pain treatment for a variety of chronic pain syndromes; from low back pain to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) with a holistic approach. His clinical practice focuses on the functional rehabilitation of chronic pain patients and restoring their quality of life by offering a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to treatment of pain. He specializes in difficult cases where other pain doctors have given up. Dr. Satija is involved with multiple research studies and is an Assistant Professor at Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist hospital and Weill Cornell College of Medicine. His training in neurology, headache and interventional pain management has positioned him to provide the highest quality pain management to the Houston area.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute and chronic intractable headaches
  • Low back pain (spinal stenosis, degeneration, disc herniation, sciatica)
  • Neck pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neuralgia (trigeminal, occipital, peripheral, post herpetic)
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Central pain (Multiple sclerosis, stroke)

Interventional Procedures:

  • Botox injections for pain syndromes and spasticity
  • Diagnostic provocative discography and intradiscal injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet joint injections, medial bundle branch blocks
  • Sacro-iliac joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Peripheral diagnostic and neurolytic nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal and peripheral stimulator trial and implant
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks (stellate, celiac plexus, lumbar & hypogastric ganglion blocks)
  • Intrathecal pump trial and implant

Research Interest:

  • New treatment modalities for chronic back pain and headaches
  • Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome
  • Use of physical and behavioral modalities in treatment of chronic pain
  • Use of ultrasound in pain intervention techniques

Education & Training:

M.B.B.S.- University of Mumbai - Topiwala National Medical College, India
Neurology Residency - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management - UT Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX
Fellowship in Headache Management - Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, TX

Selected Publications: