A biopsy is a diagnostic procedure to evaluate unusual growths or suspicious tissue in the body. The procedure involves removal of a piece of tissue or cells from the area of concern which are sent to a laboratory for microscopic examination.
Spinal biopsy is performed to diagnose spinal tumors, an abnormal growth of uncontrolled tissues or cells in and around the spinal cord. The procedure is done under local anesthesia with the patient lying on his or her abdomen. A sample of tissue is removed by inserting a needle using imaging techniques through the skin and directly into the spinal cord. Intravenous (IV) pain and sedative medication also may be given.
Facet injection is a minimally invasive treatment that delivers pain-relieving medicine directly to the facet joints in the spine. The procedure involves inserting a needle into the joint and injecting anesthetic, steroidal medicine, or both into the tissue adjacent to the nerve root.
Pain relief may be experienced immediately following the injection and can last for up to several months. This makes Facet injection an attractive and effective solution for those who suffer from chronic pain in the back and neck areas.
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The procedure is minimally invasive and can be done in a doctor's office or outpatient clinic. Potential side effects are rare and typically minor in nature. Pain relief from facet injection can help to improve mobility, reduce inflammation, and provide lasting relief from chronic pain conditions.
Facet injection offers an excellent solution for those seeking safe and effective pain relief.
Cementoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat pain in the bones, joints, and muscles. This procedure involves injecting a special type of cement into the affected area. The cement hardens and forms a support structure that helps to stabilize the bone and relieve pain.
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● Vertebroplasty: This technique involves inserting polymethylmethacrylate into the bone of the collapsed vertebra with the needle and syringe under the guidance of X-ray. This technique is performed to stabilize the fracture and prevent further collapse.
● Kyphoplasty: In this procedure, a large needle is introduced into the spine with a balloon called a bone tamp and inflated until it expands to the desired height. The space created is then filled with or injected with orthopaedic cement called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).
This procedure restores the height of the vertebrae and reduces the deformity.
● Sacroplasty: In this procedure, cement is introduced into the sacral bone at the base of the spine to treat a compression fracture. This procedure reduces pain and improves the stability of the sacrum, which is part of the pelvic structure.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure used to reduce pain and improve mobility by delivering electrical energy through a needle-like electrode to precisely target specific nerves. This procedure can be used as a solution for chronic pain conditions such as lower back or neck pain, nerve damage, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
By delivering a burst of electrical energy, the nerve is ablated or destroyed in the affected area. Pain signals from the nerves are no longer able to reach the brain and the sensation of pain is relieved. The results are usually long-term, with some patients reporting relief for up to several years after their treatment.
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RFA is a safe and effective procedure with minimal risk of side effects. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia, so patients experience little to no pain or discomfort during treatment. Patients usually experience temporary relief within hours after the procedure and long-term relief within a few weeks.
A discogram is a diagnostic procedure used to identify the cause of back pain. Pain specialists use this test to evaluate the condition of spinal discs and determine if they are a source of your pain. The goal of this procedure is to help diagnose and provide solutions for chronic back pain. Pain relief options can include physical therapy, medications, injections or surgery.
By inserting a needle into the spinal discs, doctors are able to inject a contrast dye which allows them to diagnose disc degeneration, tears or abnormal motion. Pain specialists will use this information to determine what kind of treatment would be most effective for your pain.
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The whole procedure usually takes under an hour and can provide valuable insight into the cause of your chronic back pain. Pain specialists can then use this insight to develop a tailored treatment plan that offers long-term solutions.
If you are experiencing persistent back pain, discuss the possibility of a discogram with your doctor to determine if it is an appropriate solution for your condition. Pain relief options can include physical therapy, medications, injections or surgery. A discogram can help provide the answers you need to find the most effective pain solutions for your body.
A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is a device used to treat chronic pain. It sends electrical signals to the brain, which can disrupt and reduce pain signals sent from the body. SCS may be an effective pain solution for those who have not responded well to other treatments, such as surgery or medications.
It is implanted through a small incision in the back and connected to electrodes that are placed near the spinal cord. SCS can be used to treat a variety of pain conditions, including chronic back or neck pain, nerve damage, failed back surgery syndrome, and even complex regional pain syndrome.
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The implantation of an SCS requires careful planning and attention to detail. Patients are typically evaluated by a team of doctors that includes an interventional pain management doctor, neurosurgeon, and neurologist. This process helps ensure that the patient is a good candidate for SCS and it will be successful in reducing their pain.
Intrathecal Pump Placement is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to deliver medication directly into the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord for long-term pain management. This type of therapy offers many advantages over traditional oral or injectable methods, and has become increasingly popular as an effective way to manage chronic pain conditions.
The procedure involves surgically implanting a pump into the abdomen, which is then connected to a catheter that threads through the spinal canal and delivers medication directly to the affected area.
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This targeted approach allows for more precise dosing of drugs than traditional methods, and can provide lasting relief from chronic pain. Intrathecal Pump Placement also offers the added benefit of reducing opioid use, as well as reducing potential side effects associated with long-term medication use.
The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete. Pain relief can vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated, but most people report significant improvements in their symptoms after a few weeks.
If you are looking for solutions to improve your quality of life and manage chronic pain conditions, consult with us today.
Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Peripheral nerve blocks are a type of pain relief solution used to block the transmission of pain signals from peripheral nerves. The procedure involves injecting an anesthetic or steroid medication around the affected nerve, providing immediate and long-lasting relief from chronic pain.
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Pain relief typically lasts between four to eight hours per injection, but may be prolonged depending on the type of medication used. Peripheral nerve blocks have been found to be safe and effective in treating chronic pain from many sources, including sports injuries, arthritis, sciatica, post-surgical pain, and fibromyalgia.
The procedure is minimally invasive and typically performed with local or general anesthesia.
PERIPHERAL NERVE STIMULATION TREATMENT
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Treatment, or PNS, is a type of pain relief therapy that can be used to treat chronic pain conditions. This treatment involves stimulating the peripheral nerves in order to block the transmission of pain signals from reaching the brain. Pain solutions that use this technique have been found to be effective in reducing pain levels and improving quality of life for those suffering from chronic pain.
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The treatment process begins with an assessment of the patient's medical history and present condition in order to determine if PNS will be a suitable solution for their pain relief. Pain specialists may also use imaging technologies such as X-rays, MRI scans, or ultrasound to examine the affected area further.
Pain relief is achieved by applying a mild electrical current to the peripheral nerves, which creates an effect that prevents pain signals from reaching the brain.
Interspinous Spacer/Fusion is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat chronic lower back pain. It’s designed to reduce pressure on the nerves in the spine. This procedure can provide lasting relief for those who suffer from debilitating pain due to degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and sciatica.
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It’s a viable option for those who have not responded to traditional pain relief solutions such as physical therapy and medications.
During the procedure, surgeons insert an interspinous spacer between two adjacent spinous processes of the spine. This device helps to keep the nerves in the spine from being compressed, thus providing relief from chronic pain. Additionally, the spacer can also provide stabilization which may be beneficial for those with unstable spinal segments.
The surgeon may choose to fuse certain vertebrae together using instrumentation such as rods and screws. This procedure is done when stabilization of the spine is needed in order to relieve pain.
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The MILD Procedure is a safe, non-invasive procedure that provides lasting pain solutions. It uses an innovative technology called radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to target and treat damaged nerves in the body. The procedure is able to selectively block or reduce the nerve signals that transmit painful sensations, providing long lasting relief for chronic pain conditions.
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This in turn allows patients to improve their daily quality of life. The procedure is minimally-invasive and typically takes less than an hour, with results lasting up to 18 months or longer. In addition, the MILD Procedure has a very low complication rate and no long-term side effects have been reported so far.
It is important to note that the MILD Procedure is not suitable for everyone and a physician should be consulted prior to undergoing this treatment. The procedure is also used in combination with other treatments such as physical therapy, medications and lifestyle changes to maximize pain relief.
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Vertiflex is an innovative medical device company dedicated to providing effective solutions for Pain Management. The Vertiflex® Superion® Indirect Decompression System was the first FDA-cleared minimally invasive interspinous spacer approved for use in the United States. This breakthrough technology allows physicians to treat nerve root compression due to lumbar spinal stenosis and provide long-lasting relief to patients suffering from chronic back pain.
By providing minimally invasive treatments that are clinically proven to be safe and effective, Vertiflex is committed to improving the quality of life of Pain Management patients.
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The Superion® Indirect Decompression System utilizes a unique design that allows for the implantation of a very small device into the spinal canal.
The system works by creating separation between the spinous processes, which relieves compression on the underlying nerve root and effectively treats Pain Management symptoms.
This device is not only safe, but also has been shown to provide long-term pain relief with low risk of complications. Furthermore, it can be used in combination with other Pain Management treatments, such as physical therapy, to further improve the quality of life of patients.
Medial branch block is a type of pain solution used to reduce discomfort in the facet joints. It involves injecting anesthetic and/or steroid medications into the medial branches, which are nerves that transmit pain signals from the facet joints. The medication blocks the transmission of those pain signals, reducing or eliminating the patient’s discomfort.
This procedure is often used to diagnose certain pain syndromes and can be repeated and adjusted as necessary.
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Medial branch block is a safe, effective solution for patients who suffer from chronic facet joint pain. The procedure typically takes about 15 minutes and can provide relief for up to several months.
It is important to note that while this procedure may bring short-term relief, it is not a long-term solution for chronic pain. Patients who are considering this procedure should consult their doctor to determine if it is the best option for them.
A Spine Myelogram is a medical imaging procedure that provides specific information about the spinal cord, its surrounding structures and the space inside the vertebral column. It involves injecting contrast dye into the subarachnoid space to help visualize areas of compression or damage on imaging scans such as CT or MR.
Spine Myelogram is most commonly used to diagnose the cause of pain, such as a herniated disc or spinal tumor. The procedure can also be used to identify any narrowing of the spinal canal that may be causing pressure on the nerves.
The Epidural Blood/Fibrin Glue Patch is a minimally invasive technique used to reduce pain in the spine. It involves the injection of a fibrin glue, made from autologous blood and thrombin, into an epidural space around nerve roots affected by spinal disorders such as herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.
This patch seals the epidural space, helping to reduce inflammation and protect nerve tissue from further damage. Pain relief is usually achieved quickly with minimal side effects and a shorter recovery time than traditional treatments.
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This technique can be used in combination with other pain management solutions such as physical therapy or medications. The Epidural Blood/Fibrin Glue Patch is a promising option for those seeking relief from chronic spinal pain. It may be the perfect solution for those looking to reduce their pain and improve their quality of life.