Back and neck problems are hard to ignore when every move is a 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. Non-operative treatments may include:
•EMG (Electromyography) - a test to help diagnose problems with extremity pain, numbness, and muscle weakness.
•Nerve Conduction Studies - used to asses nerve function and diagnose peripheral neuropathy, a pinched nerve 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 - effective treatments to reduce pain and inflammation due to arthritis, injury, or other conditions.
•Spinal Injections - may be necessary to help treat certain types of neck or back problems and relieve pain.
Our specialists can help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life—physically, emotionally, and socially. Treatment may include physical therapy, occupational therapy and other treatments to relieve pain, promote mobility and achieve individual goals.
Minimally Invasive Treatments
TransCorporal MicroDecompression (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 is a 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 laminectomy for a ruptured disc, to surgical decompressions for spinal stenosis, to major decompression and fusion.