Here is a brief description of some of the procedures we perform

Consult our knowledgeable staff for more details

Epidural steroid injections
  This procedure can help relieve low back and leg pain by reducing inflammation (swelling and irritation). An injection also can help your doctor diagnose the source of your pain by numbing certain areas of your back. Where you are injected depends on the goal of the injection.
Trigger point injections
  A Trigger Point is a tight, painful "knot" of muscle fiber. It can form where a muscle is strained or injured. The knot can sometimes be felt under the skin. A trigger point is very tender to the touch. Pain may also spread to other parts of the affected muscle. Muscles around a knee, shoulder blade, and other bones are prone to trigger points. This is because these muscles are more likely to be injured. Injecting a trigger point can help relax the affected muscle and relieve the pain.
Cervical epidural injections
  For certain types of neck pain, your doctor may suggest a cervical epidural injection. With the treatment, medication is injected into your neck near your spine. The injection helps the doctor find the source of your pain. It can also help relieve your pain and soreness. If a nerve problem is causing neck pain, a cervical epidural injection may help you.
Sympathetic nerve blocks
  A sympathetic nerve block is a special test. It helps your doctor find the cause of your symptoms. During the test, medication is injected near your spine. This "blocks" the sympathetic nerves in that region. If these nerves are causing your problem, the injection will relieve your symptoms for a while.

A discogram is a test in which contract fluid is injected into a disc in your spine. The test helps pinpoint which disc is causing your back or leg pain. It is often done when certain treatments for your pain are being considered. As part of the test, an image of the disc is taken. This image shows where and how the disc is damaged. 

Facet injections
  Bones called vertebrae make up your spine. Each vertebrae has facets (flat surfaces) that touch where the vertebrae fit together. These form a structure called a facet joint on each side of the vertebrae. One or more facet joints in your back and neck can become inflamed (swollen and irritated). This may cause pain. During a facet joint injection, medication is injected into the inflamed joints. This treatment helps reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Pain relief should last for weeks to months.
Implantable intrathecal pumps

Spasticity occurs when there is injury to a part of the central nervous system that controls voluntary movements. For management of severe spasticity, Medtronic offers ITB Therapy (intrathecal baclofen therapy) delivered through the Medtronic SynchroMed II programmable drug delivery system (referred to as the baclofen pump). The pump is surgically placed just under the skin of the abdomen. Most people report that it is not uncomfortable or restrictive and does not interfere with their movements.

Spinal cord stimulator
  Pain messages travel over nerve pathways to the spine. The spine carries the messages to the brain. Constant pain messages can cause long-term pain that is hard to treat. This is known as chronic pain. Spinal cord stimulation is one treatment for chronic pain. A small electric power source sends signals to your spinal cord. These signals keep the chronic pain messages from being sent to your brain. Instead, you may feel tingling from the electric signals.