Head, Neck & Spine Procedures


 

BOTOX® INJECTIONS FOR CHRONIC MIGRAINE

OVERVIEW
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. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.

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CERVICAL EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION

OVERVIEW
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. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.

animation of Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection going into spine

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CERVICAL FACET RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY

OVERVIEW
During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your neck. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn't respond to medications or to physical therapy.

animation of Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

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DISC BIACUPLASTY (TRANSDISCAL™ SYSTEM)

OVERVIEW
This minimally-invasive procedure, which takes about 30 minutes to perform, uses radiofrequency probes to treat chronic back pain.

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DISCOGRAPHY

OVERVIEW
This diagnostic procedure, also called discogram, is used to determine whether back pain is caused by one or more spinal discs. The procedure involves pressurizing suspect discs with an injection of sterile liquid to induce pain. Discography helps the specialist plan a course of treatment.

Discography

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INTRATHECAL PUMP IMPLANT (MEDTRONIC)

OVERVIEW
An intrathecal pump relieves chronic pain. It uses small amounts of medicine applied directly to the intrathecal space (the area surrounding the spinal cord) to prevent pain signals from being perceived by the brain. Pump candidates include people for whom conservative treatments have failed and surgery is not likely to help.

Intrathecal Pump Implant (Medtronic)

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KYPHOPLASTY (BALLOON VERTEBROPLASTY)

OVERVIEW
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.

Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)

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LUMBAR EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION

OVERVIEW
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.

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

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LUMBAR SYMPATHETIC BLOCK

OVERVIEW
This procedure is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections is needed to treat a problem.

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

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LUMBAR TRANSFORAMINAL EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION

OVERVIEW
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.

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

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MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCK

OVERVIEW
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.

Medial Branch Block

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RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY OF THE LUMBAR FACETS

OVERVIEW
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.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets

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RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY OF THE THORACIC FACETS

OVERVIEW
During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your upper back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn't respond to medications or to physical therapy.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Thoracic Facets

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SACROILIAC JOINT STEROID INJECTION

OVERVIEW
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.

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

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SPINAL CORD STIMULATION (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC)

OVERVIEW
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 Stimulation (Boston Scientific)

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THORACIC EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION

OVERVIEW
This outpatient procedure is an injection performed to relieve pain in the upper back.

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

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VERTEBROPLASTY

OVERVIEW
This minimally-invasive procedure is an injection of bone cement into a vertebra. It stabilizes a compression fracture of the spine. One or more vertebrae may need to be treated.

Vertebroplasty

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YESS SELECTIVE ENDOSCOPIC DISCECTOMY™

OVERVIEW
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.

YESS Selective Endoscopic Discectomy™

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Warren, MI 48088
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