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ETMC Neurological Institute

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Pain Management

 

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This center at the neurological institute specializes in non-surgical methods of addressing backache, neck pain and headache. The Pain Management Center conducted the first clinical trials with IDET (intradiscal electrothermal therapy), a technique that is less costly than surgical fusion and promotes a rapid recovery.

The physicians and staff of the Pain Management Center work closely with patients to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce or eliminate chronic pain. The Center also assists neurosurgeons by using nerve blocks to isolate specific nerves involved in causing pain.The Center also assists neurosurgeons by using nerve blocks to isolate specific nerves involved in causing pain.

Pain Management Procedures Include:

  • Cervical interlaminar epidural
  • Thoracic interlaminar epidural
  • Lumbar interlaminar epidural
  • Caudal epidural
  • Cervical selective epidural
  • Thoracic selective epidural
  • Lumbar selective epidural
  • Spinal nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Intercostal nerve block
  • Sympathetic block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Hypogastric nerve blocks
  • Suprascapular nerve block
  • Splanchnic nerve block
  • Trigger point injections
  • Discography
  • Epidural catheter placements
  • Morphine pump trials
  • Spinal cord stimulator trials
  • Celiac plexus block
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression ("mild" procedure)
  • Botox injections
  • Subarachnoid drain
  • IDET
  • DiscTrode
  • Nucleoplasty
  • Hip injections
  • Shoulder injection
  • Knee injection
  • Facet joint injections
  • OA / AA injection
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Coccyx injection
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Blood patch
  • Disc aspiration
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Pulsed RF
  • Costotransverse / costovertebral joint injection