SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR (SCS)
Spinal cord stimulation offers pain relief for patients suffering with chronic back pain, leg, foot, or knee pain that has not responded to other interventions such as medication, physical therapy, or injections. The spinal cord stimulator is a very small battery powered device, like a pacemaker, which is inserted under the skin. This relatively less invasive surgical procedure allows patients to control their own pain relief via electrodes implanted to stimulate the nerves above the epidural space in the spinal cord.
DORSAL ROOT GANGLION STIMULATION
Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation can relieve pain for patients suffering with neuropathic conditions which have not responded to spinal cord stimulation and other treatments, such as nerve blocks and surgery. DRG can be successful in treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a chronic pain syndrome in which patients suffer with prolonged, excessive limb pain, and other symptoms which have not responded to other interventions such as medication, physical therapy or injections.
INDIRECT DECOMPRESSION SYSTEM
The Indirect Decompression System (IDS) was developed to treat patients who suffer from moderate degenerative LSS. This device acts as an extension blocker, allowing the spinal canal to stay extended when standing and relieves pressure on those affected nerves. IDS is an alternative to traditional surgery, offering a minimally invasive procedure that is simple, safe, and effective. It is implanted through a small tube the size of a dime to reduce tissue damage and blood loss. It’s a simple outpatient procedure with a rapid recovery time and no destabilization of the spine.
The SI Joint (Sacroiliac Joint) is located in the pelvic region. An SI Fusion is done when the Sacroiliac Joint separates. We are able to diagnose this problem by first performing a steroid injection into the joint, if there is relief, we know that it is the Sacroiliac Joint. The procedure is minimally invasive in which we insert a bone graft into the joint, fusing the joint together. This option holds the bones together which allows us to reduce your pain in a minimally invasive way. It may also help with chronic Sacroiliac Join pain.
An epidural injections delivers pain relieving and steroid medications directly to the source, to relieve radiating pain and soothe nerve irritation. This type of nonsurgical intervention is especially effective when used to treat sudden, acute pain episodes, since the effects are likely to be short-term. For this reason, epidural steroid injections are best used in combination with other, longer-term treatments, such as physical therapy.
Nerve blocks are often used to treat pain caused by damaged or diseased nerves in the spine. Different types of nerve blocks are used to treat pain in different areas. Selective nerve blocks can instantly relieve or diagnose pain. X-ray technology known as fluoroscopy enables us to pinpoint the exact source of your pain by blocking pain signals for specific nerves.
PRP (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA) & STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy) are noninvasive procedures with tremendous potential for treating injuries, particularly chronic sports injuries and chronic pain. Because they are non-invasive, both stem cell therapy and PRP therapy are excellent treatment options for patients who may not be candidates for surgery, or who may prefer to try a more conservative, low-risk treatment.