The Minuteman is an inter-spinous spacer and fusion device for fixation and stabilization of thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine. The procedure is indicated for patients who have back or leg pain due to degenerative disc disease, pondylolisthesis, tumor or trauma. The Minuteman is less invasive than traditional fusion surgery and it may be a better option for patients who cannot handle traditional fusion surgery due to their medical conditions or cannot tolerate general anesthesia. Learn More.
The Vertiflex Placement is a cutting edge therapy for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. During this minimally invasive procedure, which is approved by the FDA and covered by Medicare, a small spacer is implanted between the bony structures of the spine (spinous processes). These spacers relieve pressure on spinal nerves, alleviating back and leg pain while standing and walking. Learn More.
A sacroiliac joint fusion, using a bone allograft, is a minimally invasive procedure designed to relieve pain in patients with chronic sacroiliac joint disorders. Your surgeon performs this 30-minute procedure in the operating room under X-ray guidance. Learn More.
Spinal cord stimulator includes an implanted battery unit attached to leads placed in the appropriate level of the epidural space in your spine. Electrical impulses stimulate pain fibers and the new impulse reaches the brain before the pain signal arrives. Pain is blocked and you feel relief. Learn More.
Dorsal root ganglion stimulation therapy is a novel technique for treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or chronic neuropathic pain in the lower limb including pelvic, groin, hip, knee and foot pain. Traditional spinal cord stimulation does not always provide adequate relief in patients with complex regional pain syndrome or focal neuropathic pain. DRG stimulation is a more specific and targeted therapy for the affected body part. DRG stimulation interrupts pain signals before they reach the spinal cord or brain. Learn More.
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation is a novel technique designed to relieve pain caused by a damaged peripheral nerve, including intercostal, dorsal scapular, and ilioinguinal nerves, resulting in chest wall pain, back pain, or pelvic pain. The wireless peripheral nerve stimulator is the smallest implanted stimulator system, introduced through a needle under X-ray or ultrasound guidance. The external wearable antenna transmits power wirelessly to the stimulator. Learn More.
Intrathecal drug delivery system, or pain pump, delivers a very small amount of pain medication directly to the intrathecal space, or area of fluid around the spinal cord. This allows a low medication dose to be delivered precisely to pain receptors, often eliminating the need for oral pain medication. Learn More.
When fetuses form in utero, the process begins with undifferentiated cells. These cells migrate to the appropriate body part and “grow into” the cell type used to build a specific tissue. As adults, our bodies also manufacture undifferentiated cells that possess the ability to develop into a specific cell type. BMAC offers an excellent, easily harvestable, source of these adult cells. Once harvested, the concentrated bone marrow is reinjected into damaged joints under x-ray or Ultrasound. Learn More.
When injury or trauma occurs, your body calls on platelets to repair the area. Platelets, the master healing component of blood, contain growth factors that work to reduce inflammation and repair damage. When this process is disrupted, repair subsides and eventually ceases. Damaged tissues leave you with unresolved inflammation and pain. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) utilizes your own blood’s growth factors to repair damage tissues. Learn More.
Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment option for patients with neck and back pain related to arthritis, car accident and trauma. Radiofrequency ablation utilizes a specialized generator that produces radiofrequency current. This current passes through a needle and results in precise heating at the tip of the needle which is placed near the nerve carrying pain signals from the facet joints. Learn More.
Selective nerve root block (SNRB) is an injection of steroid and local anesthetic (numbing medication) around a spinal nerve root. The injection is used to determine the location of a specific nerve root that is the suspected cause of your pain. This procedure may also be used to treat arm and leg pain related to a herniated disc. Learn More.
In certain chronic painful conditions such as occipital headaches, intercostal neuralgia, meralgia paresthetica, limb pain or pelvic pain peripheral nerve blocks are utilized for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Local anesthetic and steroid mixture is injected close to the painful nerve to identify the source of pain, interrupt pain transmission and reduce inflammation. The procedure is usually done under x-ray or ultrasound. Pain relief may last few hours or longer. Peripheral nerve stimulation using a wireless nerve stimulator implant might be an option for permanent pain relief. Learn More.
Botox injection is used to treat chronic refractory migraines. A very small needle is used to do the injections and the injection itself is not painful. Botox mixed with salt water (Saline) can produce a brief burning sensation at the injection site. Learn More.