Treatments

NON-SURGICAL & DIAGNOSTIC

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic therapy or care is a conservative treatment approach used to treat a number of neck and back conditions. This non-surgical alternative is often recommended at the early onset of spinal conditions and associated symptoms. Generally, chiropractic care is used to perform spinal manipulation, attempting to alleviate condition-caused pressure and eliminate pain and symptoms.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a mixture of exercise and physiology. Physical therapy is often recommended to patients with a new onset of a spinal condition or injury. Physical therapy for spinal conditions is generally focused on building support for the structures that compose the spine including the ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Medication Therapy

Medication Therapy

Medication therapy is a conservative treatment solution in which our skilled physicians utilize a variety of medications to help alleviate the pain and symptoms caused by the most common spine conditions.

Preventative and Therapeutic Stretches

Preventative and Therapeutic Stretches

Preventative and therapeutic stretches are generally used as a conservative treatment solution in which patients are recommended specific stretching and low-impact exercise programs to assist with the treatment of pain caused by common spine conditions.

Discogram

Discogram

A discogram is a diagnostic test used to assist in the examination of the intervertebral discs. During this test, dye is injected into the impacted disc, allowing the disc material to be clearly viewed on a fluoroscope monitor and x-ray film.

Pain Mapping

Pain Mapping

Pain mapping is the term used to describe a series of tests used to strategically pinpoint a patient’s pain and underlying area of their condition. At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we utilize state of the art diagnostic tests during our pain mapping process in order to most effectively diagnose and treat our patients.

VMA

VMA

Vertebral Motion Analysis (VMA) is a state-of-the-art imaging technology that allows our skilled medical professionals to obtain a higher level of understanding surrounding the mechanics of your spine. This innovative technology allows our doctors to isolate areas of the spine during testing, identifying any area of instability with a greater level of accuracy than that of traditional imaging.

BACK & NECK PROCEDURES

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are a commonly used treatment method to alleviate a variety of symptoms associated with the most common spine conditions. Epidural steroid injections or ESIs are used to treat inflammation of the nerves in the spine associated with neck and back conditions.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections are a conservative treatment option used to treat muscle pain through trigger points in the neck and back. During the procedure, the medical professional will locate the trigger point, generally a knot or tension point within the muscle, and inject a numbing medication or saline into the area, alleviating the pain and associated symptoms.

Medial Branch Block

Medial Branch Block

A medial branch block is a procedure primarily used as a diagnostic test to assist in the diagnosis of facet joint-related conditions. During the procedure, a small amount of anesthetic is injected into the nerve connected to the impacted facet joint. If the patient experiences temporary relief, it is an indication that a more permanent treatment, such as radio frequency ablation, will be successful in providing long term relief.

Facet Injection

Facet Injection

A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure primarily used as a diagnostic test to assist in the diagnosis of facet joint-related conditions. However, the injection also serves to provide temporary relief from chronic neck or back pain.

Occipital Block

Occipital Block

An occipital block is a nerve block in which a steroid or similar medication is injected into the area surrounding the occipital nerves. These nerves are located on the back of the head, above the neck area.

Selective Nerve Route Block

Selective Nerve Route Block

A selective nerve root block (SNRB) is used primarily as a diagnostic tool to locate and isolate the exact level of a patient’s pain and symptoms. However, selective nerve root blocks may also be used as a therapeutic treatment option in some cases.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

A spinal cord stimulator trial is a treatment in which a specialized device that stimulates the spinal cord and spinal nerves by tiny electrical impulses via a small electrical wire placed behind and just outside the spinal cord in the epidural space is implanted under the skin using minimally invasive techniques. This device, during the trial period, is controlled and attached to a small generator that the patient carries.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open neck or back surgery. During the procedure, we harvest the patient’s stem cells using tissue from their hip bone or fat cells. These cells are then groomed to isolate the specific cells that will assist in the healing of the associated tissue. Once the cells are prepared, our skilled surgeons will insert the cells into the damaged intervertebral disc via injection. This allows the new cells to stimulate the regeneration process.

Radio Frequency/ Ablation /Rhizotomy/ Facet ablation

Radio Frequency/Ablation/Rhizotomy/Facet ablation

A radio frequency facet ablation (or RFA) is a procedure commonly used to treat severe and chronic pain. During the procedure, an electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat a specific nerve, thereby eliminating pain signals from that specific area.

Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Our minimally invasive sacroiliac (SI) joint injection is an effective solution for alleviating SI joint pain in most patients.

BACK & NECK SURGERIES

Cervical

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Laminotomy/ Foraminotomy

 Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Laminotomy/Foraminotomy

Our Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Laminotomy/Foraminotomy is used to relieve nerve compression in the cervical spine.

Minimally Invasive Posterior Facet Joint Fusion w/DTRAXS

Minimally Invasive Posterior Facet Joint Fusion w/DTRAXS

The minimally invasive posterior facet joint fusion with DTRAX is an effective solution to cervical spinal decompression or stabilization. The DTRAX system is designed to increase foraminal spacing, which resulting in cervical nerve root decompression.  It is also designed to provide a minimally invasive posterior stabilization of the cervical spine.

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Spinal Fusion

Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Spinal Fusion

The minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion is an effective alternative to the traditional cervical fusion.

Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion

Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion

The anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is an effective alternative to the traditional cervical fusion, allowing the surgeon to remove a damaged or diseased disc while adding stability to the spine.

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

The artificial cervical disc replacement is a surgical procedure that allows our skilled surgeons to extract an unhealthy or damaged disc, utilizing an artificial replacement to heighten and decompress the area after extraction.

Lumbar

Minimally Invasive Lumbar laminectomy & discectomy

Minimally Invasive Lumbar laminectomy & discectomy

The minimally invasive lumbar laminectomy/discectomy is a decompression surgery used to treat a number of the most common spine conditions.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

The minimally invasive far lateral lumbar discectomy is a procedure used to treat patients suffering from far lateral intervertebral disc herniation.

Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Our transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a surgical procedure used to assist in stabilizing the spine

Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

The minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is a surgical alternative to the traditional open back fusion, and can be used to treat a number of debilitating conditions and associated symptoms.

Minimally Invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

 Minimally Invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

The minimally invasive anterolateral lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a surgical alternative to the traditional open back fusion, and is performed through two small incisions.

Minimally Invasive Multi-level Scoliosis Surgery

Minimally Invasive Multi-level Scoliosis Surgery

Our minimally invasive multilevel scoliosis surgery is a surgical procedure used to treat significant scoliosis.

Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Facet Fusion

 Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Facet Fusion

Our minimally invasive posterior lumbar facet fusion is a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of the most common spinal conditions, including facet disease, failed back surgery and spinal stenosis.

Minimally Invasive Posterior Instrumented Spinal Fusion (PSIF)

 Minimally Invasive Posterior Instrumented Spinal Fusion (PSIF)

Minimally Invasive Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

 Minimally Invasive Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Our minimally invasive extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) allows our skilled surgeons to treat patients suffering from adult scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.

Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion

Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion

The minimally invasive SI joint fusion is a surgical procedure that assists patients suffering from SI joint pain get back to their daily routines.

Hybrid 360 Fusion (ALIF with MIS placement of ped. Screws and rods)

Hybrid 360 Fusion (ALIF with MIS placement of ped. Screws and rods)

The hybrid 360 involves a traditional anterior approach with an advanced minimally invasive posterior approach.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Interspinous Process Device Insertion

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Interspinous Process Device Insertion

Our minimally invasive lumbar interspinous process device insertion is an effective alternative to traditional lumbar decompression surgeries, able to treat a number of common degenerative spine diseases.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Coflex

  Minimally Invasive Lumbar Coflex

Our minimally invasive lumbar coflex® is an effective surgical solution for patients suffering with sever spinal stenosis.

Implantation of Internal Bone Simulator

Implantation of Internal Bone Simulator

Our implantation of internal bone simulation may performed using both the traditional open approach, or utilizing state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques.

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are two similar procedures used to treat spine fractures caused by osteoporosis. Both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are performed to provide relief from back pain, while only kyphoplasty can help straighten the spine.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (SCS)

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (SCS)

A spinal cord stimulator implant is a procedure in which a small device that stimulates the spinal cord and spinal nerves through tiny electrical impulses via a small electrical wire placed behind and outside the spinal cord in the epidural space is implanted under the skin using minimally invasive techniques. This device is controlled by a small wireless generator.