Therapeutic Nerve Block:
Involves injecting a local anesthetic or neurological agent and blocking pain at its source in the nerve; Useful in treating pain caused by both benign and malignant disease.
Epidural Steroid Injection:
Non-invasive option that manages acute and chronic lower back pain; Delivers steroids to the affected area.
Spinal Cord Stimulator: For patients with neuropathic pain and failed back surgery; Involves sending electric signals into the target area, producing a tingling that eases the pain.
Radio Frequency Thermocoagulation or Lesioning:
For the treatment of facet joint disease, Involves placing probes near the offending nerve and heating for 60-90 seconds; Relief can be sustained up to 12 months.
Intrathecal Pain Pumps:
A device that delivers small quantities of pain medication, such as morphine or baclofen, directly into the spinal fluid to help with chronic pain.