Pain Treatments & Procedures

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

    Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP as it is commonly known is a non-surgical regenerative therapy whereby a patient’s own plasma is injected back into the body to help enable the body to ‘self heal’. The injection is a mixture of…

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  • Medial Branch Block

    Medial Branch Block

    The medical branch block is both a therapeutic and diagnostic procedure that identifies pain in the facet joints. The facet joints are located on the rear of the spine at each vertebrae and are surrounded by small nerves called medial branch…

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  • Epidural Steroid Injections

    Epidural Steroid Injections

    Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. They have been used for low back problems since 1952 and are still an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica and…

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  • Genicular Nerve Block and RF

    Genicular Nerve Block and RF

    Genicular Nerve Block & RF Ablation Knee pain can be extremely debilitating, preventing patients from walking, climbing stairs, bending down and lifting for example. For patients with chronic osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease of the knee at home remedies and…

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  • Facet Joint Injections

    Facet Joint Injections

    Each vertebrae in the spine is connected to the vertebrae above and below by facet joints. Facet joints are located on both sides of the rear of the spine. A facet joint block can be both diagnostic and therapeutic for back…

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  • Nerve Blocks

    Nerve Blocks

    Nerve blocks can be performed on almost any nerve root throughout the spine and on nerves within the “peripheral extremities” the arms, legs, shoulders, knees and feet. A nerve block can both help to diagnose the source of nerve pain…

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  • Spinal Cord Stimulation

    Spinal Cord Stimulation

    Newbridge Spine & Pain Center participates in spinal cord stimulator trials and successfully performs these procedures in our ambulatory surgical centers and office. What is Spinal Cord Stimulation? Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) uses low voltage stimulation of the spinal nerves…

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  • Trigger Point Injections

    Trigger Point Injections

    What Are Trigger Point Injections? Trigger point injections are performed to treat painful muscle areas that contain “trigger points” or knots that form when muscles do not relax. These knots can usually be felt under the skin, and may twitch…

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  • Discography (Diagnostic Provocation Discography)

    Discography (Diagnostic Provocation Discography)

    Discography, also called discogram, is a diagnostic procedure used to determine if back pain is caused by one or more discs. The procedure involves pressurizing discs with an injection of sterile liquid to induce pain in the affected discs. Discography…

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  • Occipital Nerve Block

    Occipital Nerve Block

    The occipital nerves are found behind both ears and travel along the back of the head and up into the scalp. These nerves can become inflamed from trauma, prolonged muscle tension in the neck and shoulders, or degenerative changes in…

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  • Celiac Plexus Block

    Celiac Plexus Block

    A celiac plexus block is a procedure used to control pain in the abdominal region. During the procedure a long-acting local anesthetic is placed at the celiac plexus to block the transmission of pain from the abdomen. The celiac plexus block…

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  • Radiofrequency / Rhizotomy

    Radiofrequency / Rhizotomy

    What is Radiofrequency? Radiofrequency Rhizotomy is a minimally-invasive pain management procedure which results in the interruption of the nerve supply to a facet joint .  This interruption known as denervation, is accomplished by a radiofrequency probe that heats the 2…

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  • Kyphoplasty

    Kyphoplasty

    What is the Kyphoplasty Procedure? Kyphoplasty, similar to vertebroplasty, is design to stop the pain caused by a spinal fracture, to stabilize the bone, and to restore some or all of the lost vertebral body height caused by a compression…

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  • Intrathecal Spinal Pumps

    Intrathecal Spinal Pumps

    If pain is limited to the spine an intrathecal spinal pump can be used to deliver medication directly into the spinal fluid. Normally, for an adequate amount of pain medication to reach the spinal fluid it must be given in…

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  • Transversus Abdominis Plane Block

    Transversus Abdominis Plane Block

    What is the Transversus Abdominis? The Transversus Abdominis is the layer of the anterior and lateral (front and side) abdominal wall. What is a Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Block? A Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block is a procedure used for…

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  • Hypogastric Plexus Block

    Hypogastric Plexus Block

    The superior hypogastric plexus is a cluster of nerves and nerve fibers lying in front of the fifth lumbar vertebra, a little to the left side, under the site where the aorta splits to travel down to the legs. The…

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  • Blood Patch for Spinal Headaches

    Blood Patch for Spinal Headaches

    What is a blood patch and how is it administered? An epidural blood patch places your own blood in the spinal canal close to the same site where your treatment was done.  To administer a blood patch, the anesthesiologist inserts…

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  • Intercostal Nerve Block

    The intercostal nerves are a bundle of nerves located along each rib and responsible for the sensation primarily to the thoracic and abdominal walls. What is a Intercostal Nerve Block? The Intercostal nerve block usually consists of a local analgesic…

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  • Procedures & Treatments Video

    Watch our comprehensive interactive video to learn more about specific procedures used by our pain management specialists to relieve your pain. To get started click on the menu within this video.

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