AREAS OF INJECTABLES
With age, we begin to lose our ability to produce new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin. Cosmetic injectables acts as a treatment for this that can reverse signs of aging, and tighten affected areas of the skin.
AREAS OF WRINKLE REDUCTION
Wrinkles develop in our skin as we age, particularly in the face. Hyaluronic acid and Botox are the most common choice for reducing the visibility of wrinkles.
Disc biacuplasty is a medical procedure for treating chronic disc related pain. The discs are the cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spine and if a disc becomes displaced, bulged, torn or herniated it may cause pain in the area around it.
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for chronic migraines. If the migraines occur for 15 days or more in a month, then the person is a candidate for Botox migraine treatment injections.
CELIAC PLEXUS NERVE BLOCK
The celiac plexus is a nerve bundle located in the upper abdomen behind the pancreas and near the aorta. It connects the pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, liver and stomach with the brain and spinal cord. The nerve block can help a patient avoid breakthrough pain.
COCCYGEAL NERVE BLOCK
The coccyx, commonly known as the tailbone, is a small group of typically 3 to 5 bones that are fused together and connected to the sacrum, a triangle-shaped bone at the bottom of the spine. The coccyx provides a place for several muscles of the pelvic region to attach to, and it is also part of the structure that supports us when sitting.
The Corner Loc SI joint Fusion System is a posterior approach procedure that is specifically designed to achieve optimal stabilisation and fusion potential. It is the least invasive approach and surgical instrumentation available with very low risk of neural and postoperative complications.
Spinal disk decompression, also known as Percutaneous Discectomy, is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat painful intervertebral discs in the spine. The procedure is performed by physicians or spine surgeons, is less invasive, has rapid recovery and can be a very effective treatment compared to the open surgical procedures.
Spine Discogram or Discography is an injection technique for patients with back pain that did not respond to the other non surgical treatments. Most commonly it is used for surgical planning before a lumbar fusion.
ENDOSCOPIC DECOMPRESSION OF THE DISC
The endoscopic decompression procedures on discs are minimally invasive procedures performed to remove the pressure that is placed on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. It requires a small incision unlike some more invasive procedures, like Laminectomy, and minimizes the postoperative weakening of the spine, and has a shorter rehabilitation period and faster recovery.
EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat chronic pain in the neck, mid back, or low back. This pain is caused by an irritated, injured or compressed nerve root. More specifically ESI is used to treat radicular pain, which is pain that starts in the spine and radiates down a spinal nerve.
GANGLION IMPAR BLOCK
The ganglion impar is a cluster of nerves located in front of the coccyx (tailbone), where it comes together with the sacrum (a triangular bone located at the base of the spine). It is part of the sympathetic nervous system and is responsible for supplying innervation to the perineal structures. This includes the perineum, distal rectum, anus, distal urethra, scrotum, vulva, and distal vagina. Over-activity of these nerve cells can cause chronic pain.
GENITOFEMORAL NERVE BLOCK
Genitofemoral nerve block is minimally invasive treatment for chronic pelvic pain. Pelvic nerve pain may be caused by damage and dysfunction of the genitofemoral nerve. For the genitofemoral nerve pain, the damaged nerves in the pelvis are the cause of this pain.
INTRA-ARTICULAR HIP JOINT INJECTIONS
An Intra-articular hip joint injection is a steroid injection used for releasing the pain in the hip joint. It may also be used as a tool to determine whether the hip pain is a result of a problem of the joint, sacroiliac joint, and/or back. This low risk procedure is very effective in decreasing hip joint inflammation and reducing pain.
INTRATHECAL DRUG PUMPS
Intrathecal drug pumps are round metal devices that are surgically implanted beneath the skin of the abdomen, giving a medication directly to your spinal cord. The pump delivers the medication through a catheter to the area around the spinal cord. As the drug is delivered directly to the pain area the symptoms can be controlled with much smaller dose than the needed oral medication. An Intrathecal drug pump works more efficiently than oral medications and has less side effects.
A joint injection is the injection of medication (typically a corticosteroid) into the joint space that is causing pain. A joint is a part of the body where two bones connect. The endings of the bone where the joint is formed are covered with cartilage that allows pain-free movement. This area is surrounded by muscles, ligaments and tendons. When the cartilage in the joint is damaged or affected by a disease like arthritis or TMJ, the joints become stiff and can cause pain.
Kyphoplasty together with Vertebroplasty are procedures that treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spine. These vertebral compression fractures are a common result of osteoporosis, but they can be caused by primary bone tumors or metastatic disease.
MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCKS
Medial Branch Blocks are injections specifically designed to help diagnose if pain is coming from facet joints. The injection numbs the medial branch nerves, which are located in the joints of the spine called facets. If the patient is relieved by the medial branch block, then the cause of the pain is most likely related to the facet joints.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE DISC OR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY
Minimally Invasive spine surgery is a surgery with the objective of stabilizing the vertebral bones and spine joints, or to relieve pressure that is applied to the spinal nerves. It is called “Minimally invasive” because unlike the standard method of open surgery that uses a long incision down the back, this type of surgery uses smaller incisions which cause less harm to the nearby muscles and other tissues. As well, it leads to less pain and a faster recovery.
OCCIPITAL NERVE BLOCKS
The greater and lesser occipital nerves are two nerves located at the back of the head. The nerves originate in the cervical spine and work their way up into the scalp, sometimes as far up as the forehead. They are responsible for providing sensation (including pain) to the top and back of the head. When the occipital nerves are compressed or inflamed, they can cause tension headaches, migraines and other pain symptoms in the regions they supply feeling to. Even though they do not reach the face, occipital nerve-related pain can sometimes spread as far as the eyes.
PERIPHERAL NERVE BLOCKS
A peripheral nerve block is an injection of regional anesthesia around a group of nerves in order to numb the area and block the nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. Peripheral nerve blocks may be used for diagnostic purposes, or to treat severe or long-term pain that stems from one of a variety of different nerves, including the suprascapular, occipital, ilioinguinal, intercostal, supratrochlear, supraorbital, mental, and genitofemoral nerves.
Piriformis block is also known as piriformis injection, piriformis nerve injection or piriformis nerve block. It is an injection near the sciatic nerve designed to treat piriformis syndrome.
RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure that uses high-frequency electrical current to cauterize or ablate structures within the body. One of the most common uses of radiofrequency ablation is to treat spine pain that is caused by arthritis of the facet joints (spondylosis) in the lower back, mid-back, or neck.
SPINAL CORD STIMULATORS
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a highly effective interventional pain management procedure that is used to relieve pain by confusing the brain’s perception of pain.
SPLANCHNIC NERVE BLOCK
A Splanchnic nerve block is an injection that helps relieve upper abdominal pain due to cancer and chronic pancreatitis. There are two splanchnic nerves located on both sides of the spine that carry the pain information from the abdominal organs to the brain. These two nerves terminate at the celiac plexus in the abdomen and the nerve block can help and stop the feeling of abdominal pain.
STELLATE GANGLION BLOCK / SYMPATHETIC BLOCK
The stellate ganglion is a network of nerves that is located in the front of the neck (near the collarbone), between the seventh cervical vertebra and first thoracic vertebra. When individuals experience pain or excessive sweating in the face, neck, chest, arms and/or hands, the stellate ganglion may have a role in mediating this pain. In these cases, a stellate ganglion block (sympathetic block) may be used.
TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a nerve stimulation therapy that involves low voltage electric currents to treat pain. The TENS machine is a small, battery operated device that has leads connected to the sticky pads. These pads, called electrodes, are the mediums through which the electricity travels through the body. The electric current blocks the pain receptors from being sent from the nerves to the brain.