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Epidural Steroid Injections and Selective Nerve Root Blocks

By |2020-10-19T12:32:59-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Back Pain, Uncategorized|

What are epidural steroid injections? Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are therapeutic spinal injection procedures that are part of the first or second line treatment for herniated discs, sciatica and spinal stenosis. When oral steroids, rest and physical therapy are not effective in relieving pain due to these conditions then ESIs are the next best step. Sometimes, [...]

Facet Joint Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation

By |2020-08-28T16:15:49-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Back Pain, Neck Pain|

Arthritis of the neck and lower back is quite common affecting 85% of people over the age of 60. While this wear and tear takes its toll as we age, even young people experience pain from arthritis in these areas. Typically, in younger people, we see this arising due to trauma or overuse. When inflammation occurs [...]

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

By |2020-04-27T22:16:39-04:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an advanced treatment for hard-to-manage chronic pain. The procedure involves implanting small electrodes on a wire near the spinal cord. This provides low-level electrical impulses to interrupt transmission of pain at the level of the spinal cord before the impulses get to the brain. In successful procedures, painful sensations are replaced [...]

What is the Racz Catheter Procedure?

By |2018-12-29T09:58:37-05:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

The Racz Catheter Procedure (Epidural Neurolysis) is used to release some of the scar tissue from around entrapped nerves in the epidural space of the spine, so that medications such as cortisone can reach the affected areas. It is used to decrease the pain caused by the scarring. This procedure is named for the physician who [...]

What is Post-Laminectomy Syndrome?

By |2018-12-29T09:59:37-05:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Post Laminectomy Syndrome (Post-Surgical Pain or Failed Back Syndrome) Recurring pain in the back or legs is a fairly common occurrence for patients who have had spinal surgery. This condition is known as Post Laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Syndrome). The term “Failed Back” is a misnomer, as it is used to describe a surgery that did [...]

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Sacroiliac Joint Arthritis

By |2018-12-29T11:46:24-05:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

The large, C-shaped sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the pelvic bones (the ilia) to the sacrum at the base of the spine. There are a pair of SI joints, one on either side of the tailbone. Serving as shock absorbers for the pelvis and low back, the SI joints move constantly when the body is in motion, [...]

What is Lumbar Spondylolisthesis?

By |2020-08-28T16:19:14-04:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Lumbar Spondylolisthesis What is arthritis of the lumbar spine (spondylolisthesis)? This is a condition in which a spine vertebral body slips forward or backward upon the vertebral body below. The word is derived from the Greek words spondylos, which means “spine” or “vertebra,” and listhesis, which means “to slip or slide.” If the vertebra slips too far [...]

What is Discogenic Pain or Internal Disc Disruption?

By |2018-12-29T11:45:23-05:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Internal disc disruption is best understood in the lumbar spine, because it is more common in occurrence and the anatomy is easier to understand. It can cause episodes of severe low back pain with muscle spasms. Discogenic pain symptoms are usually exacerbated by sitting for long periods, bending and lifting.  In rare instances the symptoms may [...]

What is Spinal Stenosis?

By |2020-04-27T22:18:25-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

The spinal cord and nerve roots run through an opening in the vertebral column called the spinal canal. Because of the natural process of aging and spinal degeneration, the spinal canal may narrow, compressing the spinal cord and nerves in a process called central stenosis. The keyholes (intervertebral foramina) where the nerve roots exit the spine [...]

What is a Herniated Disc or Sciatica?

By |2020-04-27T22:20:27-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Intervertebral Discs - Herniated Disc and Sciatica What are the intervertebral discs and how do discs degenerate? They is a circular ligament called the annulus fibrosus surrounding a gel-like system called the nucleus pulposus that functions as a shock absorber between the vertebrae. The discs make up about one-fourth of the height of the spinal column. [...]

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