Spine & Neck Procedures

Thoracic Radiofrequency Ablation

RFA uses radiofrequency energy to disrupt nerve function. When this is done to a thoracic medial branch nerve, the nerve can no longer transmit pain signals from an injured facet joint.

Thoracic Medial Branch Block

A THORACIC MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCK is an outpatient procedure for diagnosing and treating upper and middle back pain. This information has been provided by your doctor so you can  better understand this procedure. Your doctor will make the best recommendation for your specific needs. WHAT ARE THORACIC FACET JOINTS? Facet joints connect the vertebrae, the […]

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

During this procedure, a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) and a corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine) are injected into the epidural space to reduce inflammation.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)

A spinal cord stimulator implant is a device that is surgically placed under your skin.

Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation

A LUMBAR RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA) is an outpatient procedure for treating lower back, buttock, hip and groin pain. It is also called lumbar facet thermal coagulation or rhizotomy.

Lumbar Medial Branch Block

A LUMBAR MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCK is an outpatient procedure for diagnosing and treating lower back, buttock, hip and groin pain.

Lumbar Facets

Facet joints connect the vertebrae (the bones of the spine) and help guide the spine during movement. The lumbar region of the spine contains five vertebrae and is located in the lower back.

Lumbar Epidural Steroid

During the procedure, a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid are injected into the epidural space to reduce inflammation and pain.

Intra-articular Thoracic Facet Joint Injection

An intra-articular thoracic facet joint injection is an outpatient procedure where a small amount of local anesthetic and/or steroid injection is injected to facet joints to block pain.

Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation

During this procedure, radiofrequency energy is used to disrupt function of a cervical medial branch nerve, so that it can no longer transmit pain signals from an injured facet joint.