Advanced Pain Management Delivered with a Servants’ Heart

TOP HEALTHCARE 2020

Lee A. Brock, MD, Brock Pain Medicine and Anesthesia

Lee A. Brock, MD, Brock Pain Medicine and Anesthesia

By Annette Brooks

 

Dr. Lee Brock is recognized as one of DFW’s best pain medicine doctors. Accolades include winning Living Magazine’s Best Pain Doctor award six out of the last seven years, including 2020, and this year he was named Best Pain Management physician in Collin County by D Magazine.

What makes Dr. Brock an award-winning physician? It takes only a short time learning about his practice to find out why, and it’s clear when you meet him.

“Thank you for listening and hearing my story, for answering my questions, and for actually examining me and laying your hands on my points of pain.” Dr. Lee Brock hears this all the time from new patients. He knows it takes more to be a truly remarkable physician than just using most advanced medicine and sophisticated technologies. It takes a servants’ heart.

 

Compassion Combined with State-of-the-Art Pain Medicine

Dr. Brock’s one-of-a-kind approach to pain management makes him a favorite among patients of all ages.

“My mission is to improve lives, reduce pain, and improve function. I develop a customized treatment plan for each patient taking a realistic approach,” explains Dr. Brock, a member of the Texas Pain Society. Treatment plans can include lifestyle changes, diet and nutrition, exercise, which releases endorphins that help reduce pain, physical and occupational therapy, and non-opioid medications such as NSAIDs and muscle relaxers. And some antidepressants can lower pain scores. “Injection therapy with local anesthesia and steroids is another effective non-opioid option that can treat spine and joint pain, including the sacroiliac joint,” he adds.

 

Effective Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology

At the forefront of his field, Dr. Brock offers advanced, minimally invasive treatments such as spinal cord stimulation and radiofrequency ablation.

Radiofrequency ablation uses radio wave-generated heat to targeted nerves and provides long-lasting relief by turning off the nerves’ ability to send pain signals. “This procedure, performed under local anesthesia, takes around 30 minutes. Recovery is fairly quick. In most cases, you will need to limit activities for a couple of weeks,” Dr. Brock says.

Dr. Brock explains that radiofrequency ablation is not just for back pain. It works for the hips, knees, and shoulders, too. “I see a lot of patients who feel stuck. For example, they’ve had a knee replacement and are still in pain. Or they are in their 40s or early 50s and believe they are too young for joint replacement surgery. Radiofrequency ablation can be an effective solution in helping relieve the pain.”

Spinal cord stimulation is another innovative treatment that can reduce or eliminate pain and the need for pain medication. Electrodes placed in the spinal canal deliver electric simulation created by a device placed just under the skin. These impulses block the nerve transmission that allows you to feel pain. Dr. Brock says advances in this technology and enhanced programmability have made it even more effective.

“One of the great things about spinal cord stimulation is that you can try it out for a week,” Dr. Brock says. “If you’re happy with it at the end of the trial, we can implant the device.” Up to 90 percent of his patients move forward with spinal cord stimulation after the trial.

 

Dr Brock training with Dr Racz and the Racz catheter

Finding Faith, Serving the Community, and the World

Dr. Brock grew up in Lubbock, Texas. His father worked at a local sporting goods store where he met Dr. Gabor Racz, widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost pain management physicians.

“Dad suggested I think about becoming a doctor, so I went to work for Dr. Racz in his lab as an undergraduate at Texas Tech.” When he founded his anesthesiology practice in McKinney, he discovered the community needed a pain management doctor. “The need found me!” he says.

Dr. Brock says he had been “running from God” in college but embraced his faith through a “supernatural encounter.”

Working at the university one night, I went outside to empty trash and was stopped by the undeniable, irresistible presence of God,” Dr. Brock explains. He gave himself to Jesus Christ and yearned to serve the greater good. Years later, this led Dr. Brock to accompany plastic surgeon Dr. Craig Hobar on an international medical mission. Humanitarian services became a passion and as such, Dr. Brock has been on 25 missions — 10 to Uganda and the rest to the Dominican Republic, Belize, Laos, China, Tibet, and Morocco.

Dr. Brock is also deeply woven into the fabric of the community where he lives, worships, and works. He is active in Project Access in Collin County, which donates medically necessary care to the low-income uninsured in the communities. He is a charter member of Christ Fellowship Church and 3e United in McKinney, co-founder of McKinney Christian Academy, and is actively involved in local and county charities. In 2015 Dr. Brock won McKinney’s Kim Hoffman Volunteer of the Year Award, which is presented to one adult who volunteers with numerous organizations in or around McKinney and demonstrates a passion for identifying and meeting the community’s needs.

Dr. Brock and his wife, Sarah, have been married 38 years and are proud of their four children. They have led a life group at church for the last 25 years. Their oldest daughter, Whitney, is a family practice doctor serving at Healing Hands Ministries’ clinic in Dallas, caring for indigent and immigrant patients. Their second daughter, Savannah, is a registered nurse working in oncology at Parkland Hospital. Taylor, their third daughter, is an art editor for Duke University Publishing. Her husband, Jacob, works in the grant department at UNC hospital. The Brock’s son, Jackson, is a senior cadet at West Point and captain of the Sprint Football team.

In the mission field with the children of Uganda

 


 

Mark Your Calendars

Dr. Brock wants you to know that 3e United, a nonprofit serving Collin County that helps those in need, is hosting an outdoor revival event on March 27, 2021, in McKinney Independent Stadium. The event will feature Dr. Tony Evans of South Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship discussing racial reconciliation through Jesus Christ.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a poignant message based on Christian values during these tumultuous times. Find out more at 3eUnited.org and plan to attend.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5

 

New Office Serving Frisco/Plano – Now Open!

So many of Dr. Brock’s patients were driving from Frisco, Plano, and surrounding areas to see him in McKinney, he decided to open a second office located at 5575 Warren Parkway, Suite 115 in Frisco.

 

Don’t Go Another Day in Pain

If you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brock.

(469) 742-9950
brockpma.com

McKinney Location:
8000 West Eldorado Parkway
Building C, Suite A
McKinney, Texas 75070

Frisco Location:
5575 Warren Parkway, Suite 115
Frisco, Texas 75034

Member of the Texas Pain Society

 


 

Saving Deborah

When Dr. Brock heard of Deborah in late December 2010, a young African girl with double outlet right ventricle syndrome who desperately needed heart surgery, he worked with nonprofit 3e United and called Dr. Hobar, who referred him to Dr. Steve Leonard, a pediatric cardiologist Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital in Denver,Colorado.

“In early 2011, through Christ Fellowship Church, we arranged to fly Deborah from Uganda to Colorado, where Dr. Leonard performed life-saving surgery on her,” Dr. Brock says.

“She did well until 2017 at age 7, when she began to experience problems. We got her back to Dr. Leonard for a second, definitive surgery and now she is a healthy 10 year old girl running and playing in Uganda.”

 


 

Patients Love Dr. Brock

“Dr. Brock stays on top of the latest treatments. When he heard about a new spine stimulator technology, he called me right away, excited to share the news. He thought it would be a good option for me. I’ve had it three years now, and it has been a godsend. He wants what’s best for you and what will help you get more enjoyment out of life. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Brock.”

 

Marty

Jumping out of airplanes in the military impacted Marty’s spine. “Later in life, I saw an orthopedic group with neurologists and spine surgeons. They told me there was nothing they could do and recommended Dr. Brock for pain management. Dr. Brock explained that at the time, steroid injections and pain medication were the best options for me,” says Marty, a 75-year-old with a great sense of humor and joy for life. “I admire Dr. Brock’s integrity. He’s not out to take your money. He’s family-oriented and an honest, open, man of faith who cares about his patients like family. Dr. Brock is a great doctor and a great human being.”

Dr. Brock adds, “Marty and I have become fast friends. We’re both pilots, and I take him flying with me. We also pray together. When we do, as a Jewish man, Marty likes to quote the Shema, Deuteronomy 6:4, while I say a Christian prayer.”

 


 

Tanishica

Tanishica met Dr. Brock working at the hospital. “He noticed I stooped when I walked and asked if I was in pain. I had fusion surgery in 2010 but was still in pain and taking an opioid. I couldn’t function. Narcotics take over your life.”

“Dr. Brock stays on top of the latest treatments. When he heard about a new spine stimulator technology, he called me right away, excited to share the news. He thought it would be a good option for me. I’ve had it three years now, and it has been a godsend. He wants what’s best for you and what will help you get more enjoyment out of life. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Brock.”

Dr. Brock adds, “I knew Tanishica for a long time before she became my patient. She worked at the hospital, getting rooms ready for surgery. She was in a bad situation after her fusion surgery. She could hardly move. She improved tremendously after getting spinal cord stimulation and was able to give up her walker.”

Visit brockpma.com to view a video of Tanishica giving up her walker.

 


 

Cheryl

Cheryl, who suffers from degenerative spine disease, was at the point where she could barely walk after multiple spine surgeries. She underwent her first spine surgery when she was in her 20s.

“I heard about how wonderful Dr. Brock is and went to see him. He was open and honest with me and said that although I have major problems, we could work some of them out. Spinal steroid injections helped, and then I had radiofrequency ablation, which provided relief. Since my condition continues to deteriorate, Dr. Brock placed a spinal cord stimulator which has also helped.”

“One day, Cheryl came to an appointment, and I could tell she felt down about her ongoing problems, so I decided to take her for a ride in my convertible,” Dr. Brock says.

“We went blazing down the highway in his Corvette!” Cheryl says. “He just wanted me to have fun and take my mind off things. This is the kind of person he is!”

 

“Unless the Lord build the house, the laborers labor in vain.” Psalm 127:1

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