Overview of Services


 

Epidural Steroid Injection

Irritation of the nerves that run along the spinal cord often are the cause of pain in the arms, neck, legs, or back. With an epidural steroid injection, the doctor injects a small amount of numbing medicine and a steroid into the space around the nerve. The steroid helps reduce inflammation that often happens with a bulging or herniated disc or with spinal stenosis. With the decrease in inflammation, there will also be a decrease in pain.

 

Facet Joint Injection

Facets are small joints in the spine. They help support the spine and allow for back movement. With age arthritis can develop in a facet joint, making movement painful. The usual symptom is back or neck pain. The pain may or may not be felt in the arms or legs. Most people find the pain gets worse with stretching or turning movements of the back.

 

Percutaneous Discectomy

This procedure is performed to help people that have lower back and leg pain that is caused by a herniated disc. The doctor inserts a hollow tube through the skin and into the center of the disc and then removes a small amount of the disc material.

 

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency used to relieve chronic nerve pain by interrupting pain signals from the legs and lower back that are carried up the spinal cord to the brain. Radiofrequency can be performed in a continuous manner or in short bursts of current which is called pulsed radiofrequency.

 

Spinal Cord Stimulator

A spinal cord stimulator provides pain relief for persons suffering from chronic moderate to moderately-severe nerve related pain. The SCS generates an electrical stimulus which decreases pain intensity by creating a warm, soothing sensation. The spinal cord stimulator implantation is a two part process. A trial is performed first. If successful, the permanent SCS generator about the size of a half-dollar is implanted under the skin, in the lower area of the back.

 

Sympathetic Blocks

Sympathetic blocks are used help eliminate pain associated with pancreatic cancer, pelvic and rectal pain and complex regional pain syndrome. The most common sympathetic blocks are the: stellate ganglion, superior hypogastric, ganglion impar and celiac plexus. Sometimes our doctor also uses this injection as a diagnostic tool to help determine the cause of the pain.

 

Pain Syndromes

  • Neuralgias of the Head and Face
  • Primary Headache Syndrome
  • Suboccipital and Cervical Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Pain of Neurological Origin in Neck, Shoulders and Upper Extremities
  • Pain in Shoulder, Arm and Hand
  • Pain due to Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Backache
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Local Syndromes of the Lower Extremities, Pain of Neurological Origin
  • Musculoskeletal Syndrome of Lower Extremity
  • Sympathetically Mediated Pain
  • Chronic Back and Neck Pain
  • Occipital Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Bursitis Conditions
  • Cancer Pain
  • Painful Joints & Extremities
  • Post Laminectomy Pain Syndrome
  • Neck & Whiplash Injuries
  • Persistent Pain after Back Surgery
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Acute Spinal Injuries
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated Discs
  • Compression Fracture
  • Joint & Extremity Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis>/
  • Piriformis Pain Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease)
  • Hip Labral Tear | Learn about Arthroscopy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures in the Female Athlete
  • Turf Toe

 

Shoulder and Arm Injuries

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Scaphoid (Navicular) Fractures of the Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder arthroscopy for injuries of the rotator cuff, labrum and other parts of the shoulder
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Morton neuromas
  • Compression neuropathy
  • Post-surgical pain syndrome (chronic post-surgical pain)
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

 

Procedures Performed/Therapeutic Modalities

  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Dorsal Column Stimulators
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Thoracic Sympathetic Blocks
  • Cervical Plexus Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Intercostal Nerve Blocks
  • Somatic Paravertebral Nerve Injections
  • Trigeminal Ganglion Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Percutaneous Disk Decompression
  • Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar transforaminal epidural injections
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar nerve root blocks
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar interlaminar epidural injections
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar facet joint injections
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar medial branch blocks
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar medial branch (facet joint) radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Atlanto-axial and lateral atlanto-axial joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Hip joint injections
  • major and minor joint injections
  • tendon and ligamental injections
  • trigger point injections (muscle spasms)
  • prolotherapy
  • PRP (platelet-rich plasma)
  • EKG (electrocardiograms)
  • acupuncture, cupping, guasa (coining)
  • osteopathic manipulation
  • manual medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Stem Cell/regenerative medicine therapy
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