Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is not very well known and it doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. But it is is basically a pacemaker for pain. I don’t know if we can see it here but it is a little battery that causes impulses that are taken to the spine through these wires. And…

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Radiofrequency ablation will improve the pain but will not cause loss of sensation and weakness and all the other functions of a nerve.⁣ If you have a nerve, if you have pain in your hand, you could cut the nerve to that hand, and maybe be out of pain. But you’re not going to feel…

Transforamital Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural injections, I think everybody has heard of them but most people do not understand them what they do. Even people who perform them, I don’t think they. Completely understand what they do. Epidural steroid injections, are injecting steroids, which is a very potent anti-inflammatory and usually, the steroids are long-acting, they’re going to act…

What is Anuloplasty?

What is this annuloplasty? Annuloplasty is a procedure targeting that tear in the disc. It is a very common injury after car accidents, and not as much in degenerative disease of aging or anything like that in the spine. There is a tear of the fibers in these discs right here. That tear itself is…

Percutaneous Disc Decompression

Disc decompression is an alternative to the surgery for a herniated disc. Some types of herniated discs can be treated without surgery. When the disc meets certain conditions, we can go, again with a cannula, a big needle, and we put a little drill through that cannula into the disc and when we get to…