Thoracic Procedures

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty

Treatments for painful spinal compression fractures ARE YOU A CANDIDATE? Fractures typically occur after a fall or accident but sometimes there does not need to be an injury to cause a fracture if the bones are brittle as with osteoporosis or with a tumor in the spine.  You may be at risk for osteoporosis (brittle bones) if you are –… Read more.

RadioFrequency Rhizotomy

  Radiofrequency neurotomy is a means of destroying the nerves conducting pain. Although the nerves will eventually grow back sometimes requiring further procedures in the future, many patients derive up to 9-18 months of relief from this outpatient procedure with about 20% having relief lasting over 2 years.   WHAT IS RADIOFREQUENCY (RF)? Using a low voltage low wattage alternating… Read more.

Intercostal Nerve Blocks

Diagnostic Thoracic Medial Branch Nerve Blocks

Percutaneous Discectomy

Decompression or Nucleoplasty Now there’s a new option for patients suffering from low back and leg (radicular) or neck and arm pain due to contained disc herniations, especially for those who have failed conservative treatments and are interested in trying minimally invasive options prior to considering traditional back surgery. The procedure is called Percutaneous Discectomy. It is performed under x-ray… Read more.