Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion (TLIF)

A transforaminal lumbar fusion (TLIF) is a technique used to stabilize the spinal vertebrae and the disc between the vertebrae, which acts as a shock absorber. Fusion surgery is designed to create solid bone between adjoining vertebrae, eliminating any movement between the bones, with the goal of reducing pain and nerve irritation. TLIF surgery is […]

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Epidural Steroid Injections

An epidural steroid injection is a non-surgical procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves due to a spine condition like spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. During this procedure, a corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) is injected into the epidural space, which is the area between the bone […]

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Electromyogram (EMG)

Diagnostic Test An electromyogram, or EMG, measures the electrical activity produced by muscles. This technique is used to assess the health of muscles and their motor neurons, which are the nerve cells that control them. An EMG is done using a medical instrument called an electromyography, which detects the electrical signals generated by muscles when […]

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Major Joint Injections

Major joint injections are done to relieve pain caused by an inflamed joint. Causes of joint pain can include arthritis, injury, or degeneration. The goal of this injection is two-fold: To determine which joint is causing pain To treat the affected joint, relieving inflammation and pain During this procedure, your doctor will inject a local […]

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Medial Branch Facet Blocks

A medial branch facet block is a diagnostic procedure that helps to identify and treat a painful facet joint. Facet joints are the joints between each vertebrae in the spine, allowing the spine to bend, flex, and twist, with one located on either side of the spine at each level. The goal of a medial […]

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Rhizotomy

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What is a Rhizotomy? A rhizotomy is a procedure that essentially “turns off” the pain signals from inflamed facet joints to the brain. This rhizotomy procedure is an option when there are facet joint issues in the spine. Each facet joint, which is located at each intervertebral segment of the spine, contains a medial nerve, […]

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Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Sacroiliac joint injections are used to diagnose and treat pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The sacroiliac, or SI joints, connect your sacrum to your hip bones. The SI joints are a critical part of the spine, acting as shock absorbers between the upper body and the pelvis, and also enable backward and forward bending. […]

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Selective Nerve Root Blocks

Selective nerve root blocks are used to diagnose and treat a pinched nerve in the spine. A pinched nerve can be the cause of neck, back, shoulder, arm, or leg pain, and related to spine conditions like a herniated disc or scoliosis.  Prior to the procedure, a local anesthetic will be injected to numb the […]

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