Patients Video Library:
Below you will find videos of many of the procedures that we perform.
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)
Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to
relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed
that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received
by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from
neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical
impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs.
It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals
from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people
who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative
treatments have failed.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms
caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine.
Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can
compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain.
Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain
caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the
spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can
reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back
and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the
swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.
Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection procedure is performed to relieve neck,
shoulder and arm pain related to compression of a nerve
root in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated
discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing
inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps
decrease the swelling of nerves.
Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic
medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can
reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves.
The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
Facet Joint Injections
The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine,
can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection
may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain.
It can also relieve pain and inflammation.
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
This outpatient procedure is an injection performed to relieve pain in the upper back.
Joint Injection: Hip
This outpatient injection procedure relieves hip, leg or buttock pain caused by
arthritis or other damage to the hip joint.
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication
can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed
to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection
takes only a few minutes to complete.
Celiac Plexus Block (Percutaneous Approach)
This procedure temporarily disrupts the nerves of the celiac plexus. These nerves branch
away from your spine. They connect to the organs in your abdomen. Pain signals caused by
conditions such as pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer travel through these nerves on the way
to your brain. A celiac plexus block can relieve your pain.
This procedure, also called a “discogram,” helps your doctor find painful spinal discs.
It can show the source of pain in your back. To see how it works, let’s watch a discography
done in the lumbar spine.
Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)
This minimally-invasive procedure repairs a vertebral compression fracture.
It helps restore the spine’s natural shape. Some patients experience rapid pain
relief after the procedure.
Medial Branch Block
This diagnostic procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint.
The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine.
They allow the spine to bend, flex and twist.
Percutaneous Cervical Disc Nucleoplasty
This minimally-invasive procedure uses a small needle and advanced radiofrequency
technology to reduce a herniated disc. The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis.
Percutaneous Disc Decompression (Stryker® Disc Dekompressor® Discectomy)
This is a procedure to treat a herniated disc. That’s a bulging disc in your spine.
Getting rid of the bulge can relieve pressure on your nerves. It can relieve pain
in your lower back and your legs.
Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets
During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio
waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. This procedure is also
called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications
or to physical therapy.
YESS Selective Endoscopic Discectomy™
This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a small tubular device.
It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots.
The surgery is performed under local or epidural anesthesia, allowing the patient
to leave the hospital the same day.
Genicular Nerve Block (G Block)
This outpatient procedure is an injection of anesthetic to the genicular nerves.
These are the sensory nerves that transmit pain signals from the knee to the brain.
Anesthetizing these nerves can disrupt the pain signals caused by degeneration of the knee.
A genicular nerve block can provide temporary pain relief. It may help determine if a patient
is a candidate for nerve ablation, which can provide long-term pain relief.
This condition is a neurological problem that results in periodic episodes of intense pain.
Cluster headaches are one of the most painful types of headaches. They often strike in cyclical
patterns. The person will have frequent bouts of cluster headaches, and then the headaches will
stop completely for a period of time.
A migraine is an intense, throbbing headache that may be accompanied by nausea or dizziness.
A migraine can last from hours to days.
This is a chronic headache. It can develop after a whiplash injury
(a violent back-and-forth jerking of the neck).