SPINE AND PAIN MANAGEMENT
Spine and pain management is a medical subspecialty which treats pain with invasive interventions.
Types of Spine and Pain Management
A nerve root block is a pain management treatment for patients who suffer from chronic pain. Selective nerve blocks can be performed at any level of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spines.
A epidural injection is a pain management treatment for patients who suffer from chronic pain the extremities, back, or neck caused by inflammation in the spinal nerves.
An occipital nerve root block is a pain management treatment for patients who suffer from chronic occipital headaches.
A discogram is a procedure to diagnose back pain typically completed prior to a lumbar fusion surgery.
A myelogram is a diagnostic procedure to examine the spinal canal and cords. It is also an alternative procedure for patients who cannot have a MRI scan due to internal metallic hardware.
A vertebroplasty is a non-invasive procedure that treats spinal compression fractures.
A rhizotomy is a pain management treatment that severs the medial branch nerves that provide pain signals to the brain from the facet joints.
A percutaneous discectomy is a procedure where a portion of a herniated disc pressing on nerve roots is removed.