Back and neck problems are hard to ignore when ever painful reminder. Our experts can help restore a more comfortable, active life with a range of treatment options.
In most cases, back and neck pain don’t require surgery. Our team includes two physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists). Their expertise uses a multi-disciplinary approach to manage symptoms without surgery. Treatments may include:
- EMG (Electromyography) - is a test to help diagnose problems with extremity pain, numbness, and muscle weakness.
- Nerve Conduction Studies - are used to detect problems with the function of nerves and help diagnose peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerve in the spine, and other conditions.
- Trigger Point Injections - help treat pain and poor range of motion due to trigger points (painful areas that radiate to other parts of the body).
- Joint/Bursa Injections - are effective treatments to reduce pain and inflammation due to arthritis, injury, or other conditions.
- Physical Therapy - can help patients improve mobility, recover from illness or injury, experience pain reduction, improve quality of life.
- Spinal Injections - may be necessary to help treat certain types of neck or back problems and relieve pain.
TransCorporal MicroDecompression (TCMD)
TCMD is used to treat a nerve root in the neck (cervical) that is pinched by a herniated disc fragment or bone spur (osteophyte) from spinal stenosis. This procedure allows a person to retain natural movement in the neck using his or her own disc. It is a minimally invasive alternative to fusion or total disc replacement. TCMD allows most patients to return to work in less than five days, as opposed to several weeks or months with a cervical fusion or disc replacement.
Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty
We offer minimally invasive procedures for treatment of spine fractures that provide immediate pain relief and rapid healing for many patients. Using a procedure called kyphoplasty, surgeons are able to return a collapsed vertebre to its normal position in a minimally invasive procedure that takes about 20 minutes and requires just a small incision. The results are often immediate in relieving pain and allowing patients to return to normal activities.
When spine surgery is the best solution, our neurosurgeons perform a full range of surgical procedures from minimally invasive laminectomyfor a ruptured disc, to surgical decompressions for spinal stenosis, to major decompression and fusion.
Stereotactic Neurosurgery Technology
SNT functions like a GPS technology for the brain, making it possible for our skilled neurosurgeons to achieve a superior level of precision during intracranial surgery.