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Northside Spine and Pain Specialists are committed to ensuring that your experience with us is relaxed and worry-free, from consultation through recovery. See below for a list of procedures we offer. 

For more information on the procedures listed below, please view our Patient Education Videos.

 

Botox for Chronic Migraines

Botox (Onabotulinumtoxi-A), although most commonly known for its cosmetic applications, is an effective injection therapy for chronic migraines.

Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Treatments

When back pain won’t go away, your doctor may include injections to ease your back pain and inflammation. These shots usually consist of a steroid and a local anesthetic.

Cooled Radiofrequency

COOLIEF, also known as cooled radiofrequency is a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the nerves and tissue to treat pain. Cooled radiofrequency can be used to treat the back, neck, sacroiliac joint in the spine as well as the hips and knees.

Facet Pain Interventional Procedures

Patients who have been diagnosed with spondylosis of the spine or arthritic changes of the spine leading to facet pain may benefit from interventional therapies.

Intercostal Nerve Blocks

The intercostal nerve is found between the ribs in the upper back. These nerves can become irritated or inflamed, often due to shingles (herpes zoster) leading to Postherpetic Neuralgia.

Intrathecal Pumps Trial and Implant

An intrathecal pump is used to relieve chronic pain. The pump, placed under the skin of the abdomen, delivers a targeted dose of pain medication into the spinal cord blocking pain signals from being perceived by the brain.

MILD Procedure

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a condition that occurs when the spinal canal narrows and causes the nerves to become compressed. People who have LSS often experience chronic back and leg pain, tingling or numbness.

Peripheral Nerve Blocks

A peripheral nerve block is an anesthetic practice used in many surgical procedures. It is accomplished by injecting a local anesthetic near the nerve controlling sensation or movement to the area of the body requiring surgery.

Selective Nerve Blocks (SNRB)

A selective nerve block (SNRB) is the injection of a local anesthetic along a specific nerve root. This procedure is used primarily to diagnose nerve root compression. SNRB injections are isolated to various locations along the spine to determine which nerve root is causing the pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial and Implant

Supartz is used for treating knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis who have not received relief from other treatments. It is a hyaluronic acid derivative that works by increasing the effectiveness of the fluid within the knee joint to act as a lubricant and shock absorber.

Supartz Knee Injections

Supartz is used for treating knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis who have not received relief from other treatments. It is a hyaluronic acid derivative that works by increasing the effectiveness of the fluid within the knee joint to act as a lubricant and shock absorber.

Sympathetic Ganglion Ablations

A ganglion is a cluster of nerve cell bodies. Sympathetic ganglia deliver information to the body about stress and impending danger, and are responsible for the familiar fight-or-flight response.

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks

The sympathetic nerves are found along the front side of the spinal column and are part of your autonomic nervous system. This means that they control involuntary body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and even sweating.

Trigger Point Injections

A trigger point injection is an outpatient procedure used to relieve pain by treating areas of muscle that contain trigger points (contracted knots of muscle that form when the muscles do not relax). Often these knots can be felt under the skin.