Conditions & Treatments
We successfully treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Back and neck pain, including pain from compression fractures, herniated
discs and unsuccessful surgeries
- Muscle and joint pain, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and
- Nerve pain caused by shingles, diabetes or chemotherapy
- Nervous system disorders
- Pain associated with cancer
- Spasticity management for stroke, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis
- Traumatic injuries
- Work or sports-related injuries
From innovative physical rehabilitation and biofeedback to the newest minimally
invasive procedures, our pain specialists offer today’s most advanced
pain management strategies, including:
Shoulder and knee injections, and fluoroscopic-guided hip joint injections
Used to diagnose as well as relieve shoulder, hip and knee pain, these
injections contain anesthetic agents - alone or combined with steroids
- to reduce inflammation and provide long term pain relief.
Implantable drug delivery
A pump implanted in the abdomen releases pain-relieving and spasticity
reducing agents into the spinal cord fluid. Smaller doses of medicine
are delivered at regular intervals, reducing side effects and improving
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy
A tiny catheter is inserted into a herniated or torn spinal disc and heated,
reducing any tear or bulge as well as eliminating pain receptors within the disc.
Local anesthetics and steroids are injected near specific nerves in the
spinal column or peripheral sites, preventing them from relaying pain
signals to the brain.
A specialized needle is inserted near a nerve and heated, rendering the
nerve incapable of transmitting pain.
Spinal cord and peripheral cord stimulators
A small wire is inserted in the epidural space above the spinal cord or
next to the peripheral nerve, and low-level electrical impulses are used
to interrupt the transmission of pain signals.
Acrylic bone cement is injected through a small needle to stabilize or
“cast” compression fractures of the spine, eliminating the
source of pain.
Many patients benefit from a combination of pain-relieving medications
and advanced physical rehabilitation, including customized physical therapy
and innovative exercise protocols. Techniques that combine aspects of
Eastern medicine with traditional Western approaches can also be helpful.