Treatments & surgeries for the spine
Your spine helps you stand upright, provides balance, allows you to move, bend, and twist, and protects your spinal cord and nerves. It is one of the most important parts of your body. If you are experiencing pain in your spine or have a spinal injury, you need expert orthopedic care.
Living with back pain can affect your daily life. Our team of doctors offer numerous pain management treatments, from physical therapy and medicine to leading-edge spinal surgeries and procedures.
We will work with you to find the perfect solution for your pain.
Herniated Disc Treatment and Endoscopic Discectomy
The minimally invasive discectomy procedure involves removing a herniated disc through a very small incision. With a fast recovery rate and minimal scarring, many patients return to physical activity within one to six weeks following surgery.
A cervical, thoracic or lumbar facet joint injection involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic and/or steroid medication.
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
The selective nerve root block procedure injects a small amount of steroid and numbing medication around a very specific nerve root or spinal nerve. Our doctors can provide injections in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas.
Epidural Steroid Injections
This minimally invasive procedure can help relieve back pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves caused by spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, or disc herniation.
The injection includes a steroid and a numbing agent, and is delivered to the epidural space — the space between the bones of the spine and the nerves attached the to the spinal column.
Facet Joint Injections
Facet joint injections involve injecting a small amount of local anesthetic and/or steroid medication to anesthetize the facet joints and block pain.
Pain relief from a facet joint injection can help a patient better tolerate a physical therapy routine to rehabilitate an injury or back condition.
Medial Branch Block Injections
Medial branch nerves are small nerves stemming from the facet joints in the spine. The medial branch nerves carry pain signals from the facet joints to the brain.
In a medial branch nerve block, an anesthetic is injected near small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint to relieve pain.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Platelet rich plasma injections use a portion of the patient’s own blood with a platelet concentration above baseline to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.
Amniotic Stem Cell Injections
Amniotic stem cell injections contain no steroids. Instead, the injections rely on naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents, such as cytokines. Amniotic stem cells contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates cartilage and promotes new cartilage growth.
Muscle Trigger Point Injections (TPI)
The minimally invasive procedure helps treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. The injection typically includes a local anesthetic, saline, and may include a corticosteroid.
This minimally invasive endoscopic surgery allows direct visualization of the medial branch nerve that supplies the facet joints in the back of the spine.
The lumbar laminectomy procedure is performed to restore spinal stability. In the past, surgeons used to decompress the canal in older people to prevent ligament thickening. This can lead actually lead to worsening stability over time. The procedure now involves restoring stability without removing as much bone.
We use leading-edge lumbar laminectomy procedures that are less invasive than traditional procedures.
Kyphoplasty, also known as vertebroplasty, is a procedure in which a medical-grade cement is injected into a fractured vertebra. This helps relieve spinal pain and restore mobility.
Spinal Cord Stimulators
Spinal cord stimulation helps relieve pain by using an implanted device that transmits mild electrical impulses to the spinal cord. By interrupting the feeling of pain and substituting a more pleasing sensation called paresthesia, this is a viable treatment for many.
Lumbar Stenosis Treatment – Coflex™
The Coflex™ implant is specifically designed for patients with lumbar stenosis. The procedure is minimally invasive and can provide relief for lumbar stenosis treatments undergoing treatments such as laminectomy and laminotomy treatment. In many cases the patient can return home the same day.
This minimally invasive procedure incorporates a device called the SpineJet to remove damaged or protruding spinal disc tissue.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency ablation reduces pain by sending electrical currents, produced by radio wave heat, up a small area of nerve tissue, decreasing pain signals from that specific area.
Spinal Fusion and Spinal Decompression Treatment
An anterior cervical decompression and spinal fusion procedure can help lessen or alleviate pain and discomfort for patients with chronic neck pain. A small incision is made to remove the impacted disc and any bone spurs, if present. The surgeon then enlarges the nerve path in the bone, giving the nerve more room and relieving pressure.
The procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure so patients return home to recover following surgery.