After any injury or inflammation or back (spinal) surgery, scar tissues usually form.
Even a slipped disc can irritate the surrounding tissues and cause adhesions or scarring.
Excessive scar tissues may press into the nerve, causing inflammation and pain..... Click here for more
Nucleoplasty (Percutaneous Disc Decompression) is a minimally invasive procedure to decompress a herniated disc in the spine that may irritate nearby nerve roots.
This will reduce the disc protrusion and also reduce the pressure caused by the herniated disc that compresses nerve roots or the spinal cord..... Click here for more
RADIO-FREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA)
RFA is a procedure that uses radio frequency energy to heat and burn painful nerves so that they do not transmit pain, relieving the symptom.
Concurrently, it can be used to burn away any inflammation within the facet joints, removing the source of pain.
This treatment is commonly used for back pain... Click here for more
Pulsed Radiofrequency is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency energy to disable or desensitize pain-causing nerves.
The difference with Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) is that Pulsed Radiofrequency is applied to the target nerve at shorter intervals at a lower temperature and does not destroy the nerve itself, but, rather, just “stuns” the nerve.
Pulsed radiofrequency is normally used to treat pain arising from hypersensitive neuralgia, overly sensitized nerve in the spine, such as lower-back pain... Click here for more
SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR (SCS)
SCS is an intervention for chronic back, leg, arm or chest pain.
Its uses include other conditions, such as persistent chest pain, phantom pain of the arm or leg, failed back surgery syndrome, chronic pelvic pain and persistent nerve pain.
It can be an effective alternative or adjunct treatment to other therapies that have failed to manage pain on their own.
An implantable spinal cord stimulator delivers small electrical signals through a lead implanted in the epidural space.
Pain signals are inhibited before they reach the brain. Instead of pain, patients may feel pain relief... Click here for more
ENDOSCOPIC LASER DECOMPRESSION
It is a cutting-edge laser treatment for back pain and nerve impingement.
It is a breakthrough in the minimally invasive treatment for slipped disc conditions.
It is a new paradigm shift – like that of angioplasty to treat blocked coronaries versus that of open bypass surgery.
With direct vision, the disc can be decompressed and shrunked effectively with little complications and no downtime.
The procedure serves to remove pressure that is placed on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots in the spinal column as a result of a number of spinal conditions... Click here for more
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)
Prolotherapy is an effective method in treating many musculoskeletal conditions – such as tendon injury, ligament sprains, back and neck pain, tennis/golfers elbow, ankle pain, joint laxity and instability, jogger’s heel, shoulder, knee pain and other joint pain... Click here for more
INTRATHECAL PUMP IMPLANTS
Intrathecal drug delivery, or “pain pump”, is a method of giving medication directly to your spinal cord.
The system uses a small pump that is surgically placed under the skin of your abdomen and delivers medication through a catheter to the area around your spinal cord – similar to an epidural that women may have during childbirth.
A pain pump may be a treatment option, if all other traditional methods have failed to relieve your long-term symptoms Because the medication is delivered directly to the spinal cord,
your symptoms can be controlled with a much smaller dose than is needed with oral medication.
The goal of a drug pump is to better control your symptoms and to reduce oral medications, thus reducing their associated side effects... Click here for more