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Surgical Option for Cervical Stenosis
Posted on September 29, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

Cervical stenosis is a condition that results in the narrowing of the cervical spinal canal (neck). As a result, patients often experience pain, tingling, and numbness in the neck, shoulders, and arms. Patients who suffer from cervical stenosis may try conservative treatment options first to minimize their pain and discomfort before considering minimally invasive procedures, like steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation. While these treatments may provide some pain relief in the beginning, over time, patients with moderate to severe cases of cervical stenosis will require some type...

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Posted on September 23, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

About This Blog:

  • Treating spinal cord injuries often presents physicians with a number of complex, decision-making challenges, especially if the injury is somewhat severe.  
  • According to Spine Surgery Today, neuromodulation, stems cells, and a combination of additional techniques may be beneficial for spinal cord...
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Posted on September 23, 2018 by Rachel Cohen

Radiofrequency neurotomy, also commonly referred to as radiofrequency ablation, is a procedure that reduces facet and/or sacroiliac joint pain. This procedure may be performed following a nerve or facet joint block. To refresh your memory, facet joint blocks are injections that determine whether or not a facet joint in the patient’s spine is causing pain. We wrote about this procedure in our blog “What Are Facet Joint Blocks?”

Many physicians, like Dr. Mark Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine, administer...

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