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Miguel A. Pappolla, M.D, Ph.D Board Certified in Neurology and Pain Medicine (Interventional)

Dr. Miguel Pappolla is a Board Certified neurologist and pain management specialist treating patients in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding communities. His approach as a practitioner focuses on paying attention to his patients, listening carefully to ensure he understands their concerns and arriving at an accurate diagnosis.

  • Decades of Experience

  • 5 Board Certifications

  • Compassionate Care

Honors & Awards

  • honor1Most Compassionate Doctors 2012
  • honor2Honorary Member Emeritus.
  • honor3James A. Shannon Director’s Award, ($100,000).
  • honor4Commendation Award, for Academic & Clinical Excellence.

Patient Testimonials

  • Dr. Pappolla and his staff are the best. They listen to everything I say and are very good at explaining everything. They even take the extra time with me as I have to drive 3 n half hours for my appointments. They call and check on me between apoointments and always return my calls quickly. I feel ...

    Ashley Box

  • Dr. Pappolla is absolutely amazing. He takes time to listen to his patients concerns as well as their health complaints. He doesn't dismiss anything you say. He explains everything so you understand what he is going to do and what he wants to do. The entire staff is super friendly. 100% recommend th...

    Nikki Fenley

  • Dr. Pappolla is the best! I have received excellent care. He understands my pain and has worked with me to achieve relief. I also, find it easy to discuss other concerns which he has offered his suggestions/recommendations. I also, like Isabel at the front desk. Her greeting makes me feel welcomed.

    Laura Tugade

Coordination of Care for TBI

We provide advanced technology for diagnosing concussion and other types of traumatic brain injury. Working closely with other medical facilities, we ensure that patients experiencing persistent concussion symptoms receive accurate neurological diagnosis and care, promoting optimal recovery outcomes.


Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries occur when a sudden trauma, such as a violent blow or jolt to the head, causes brain damage. The causes of traumatic brain injuries are diverse; some of the common causes include vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, domestic violence, and gunshot wounds.

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A migraine is a type of headache characterized by severe throbbing pain on one side of the head accompanied by secondary symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound or smell. Other symptoms may include lightheadedness and blurry vision.

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Quantitative EEG (qEEG) and Advanced Cortical Mapping (ACM)

Through advanced qEEG and ACM methods, we can detect significant abnormalities that are undetectable by standardMRI imaging in patients with persistent neurological symptoms after a concussion or TBI. Thesesophisticated diagnostic techniques offer vital insights for therapeutic directionand for furnishing objective evidence crucial for devising treatment plans or for usein legal adjudications.

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Concussion Management

  • What is a Concussion?
  • Causes for Concussions
  • Symptoms of a Concussion
  • Complications of Concussions
  • Diagnosis of Concussions
  • Treatment of Concussions
  • Prevention of Concussions
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Latest Blog

  • blog1

    Special Tests to Show a Concussion

    A hit to the head or an unexpected movement of the body can result in a concussion, a mild form of traumatic...

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  • blog2

    Why Are Women More Prone to Fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain throughout the body and makes life especially difficult for those who suffer...

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  • blog3

    Do I Have a Concussion?

    A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or abrupt bodily movement...

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Location & Directions Neurology Specialist in Houston, TX