Spine Procedures

  • DiscogramsSpine

    A discogram is a test sometimes used in patients with long standing back or neck pain to identify which disc is the cause of your pain and to help plan possible surgery.

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  • Electrodiagnostic MedicineSpine

    An electrodiagnostic study is a test that our physicians perform to help diagnose nerve and muscle disorders. It consists of two parts: NCS (nerve conduction study) and EMG (electromyography).

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  • Electromyography/Nerve Conductions StudiesSpine

    Electromyography (EMG) involves a very thin needle or wire electrode that is placed into your muscle.

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  • Cervical Epidural Cortisone InjectionsSpine

    Cortisone (a type of steroid) is a very powerful anti-inflammatory medication.

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  • Lumbar Epidural Cortisone InjectionsSpine

    An epidural injection places the cortisone in the space (epidural space) around the spinal nerves. Once injected the cortisone is slowly released into the surrounding tissues and decreases inflammation, swelling and pain.

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  • Facet Joint or Nerve InjectionsFacet Joint

    A facet joint or nerve injection places the cortisone into one of the joints in the spine or next to the nerve supplying the joint.

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  • Radiofrequency NeurotomySpine

    Radio Frequency Neurotomy is a technique for applying heat very precisely to the region of a specific nerve while avoiding heat injury to other nerves and structures in the area.

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  • General Post-operative Guidelines for Spinal SurgerySpine

    The following instructions are appropriate for most surgeries. Your doctor or their assistants may modify these instructions, if necessary, for your specific circumstance.

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  • LaminectomySpine

    Laminectomy refers to removal or cutting of the lamina (roof) of the vertebral bones to provide space for the nerves to exit from the spine. It can also be performed to relieve the symptoms of narrowed spinal canal known as spinal stenosis.

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  • Spinal FusionSpinal Fusion

    Spinal fusion is the surgical technique of combining two or more vertebrae. Fusion of the vertebrae involves insertion of secondary bone tissue obtained either through auto graft (tissues from the same patient) or allograft (tissues from another person) to augment the bone healing process.

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  • VertebroplastyVertebroplasty

    Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed to reduce or eliminate pain caused by vertebral compression fractures.

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  • Spinal Cord StimulationSpine

    A spinal cord stimulator is a device that sends electrical impulses to the areas of the spinal cord causing pain and interferes with the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

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