Cervical, Thoracic, & Lumbar Facet Rhizotomy
A cervical, thoracic, or lumbar rhizotomy is a procedure that destroys facet nerves by using heat generated by radio-frequency energy to decrease chronic pain emanating from the facet joints.
Cervical, Thoracic, & Lumbar Discography
Discography is a diagnostic procedure that confirms or denies the disc(s) as a source of the patient's pain.
IDET (Intra-Discal Electrothermal Therapy)
Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is a minimally invasive procedure in which controlled levels of thermal energy (heat) are applied to a broad section of the affected disc wall for discogenic back pain. The heat contracts disc collagen to destroy nociceptors in the disc.
Percutaneous Disc Decompression
Percutaneous disc decompression is a procedure performed to remove intradiscal tissue, which may relieve painful pressure on the surrounding nerves. This treatment is effective for many people with a contained disc herniation and leg pain. It is a simple procedure that does not require surgery, and recovery time is usually just one day. Many patients notice improvement almost immediately.