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Tests & Treatments

  • Acupuncture is a therapy that involves inserting needles into the skin to stimulate specific points (acupoints) on the body. It is based on techniques that originated in East Asia more than 2,000 years ago.
  • Many conditions can be treated with arthroscopy instead of standard open surgery.
  • In cervical disc replacement surgery, surgeons remove a diseased cervical disc and replace it with an artificial disc.
  • Cortisone Injection

    Cortisone injection is a treatment used to provide pain relief for a variety of conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. Cortisone injections minimize inflammation, which decreases the body’s pain response. Cortisone injections use a synthetic (man-made) form of cortisone, a substance naturally produced by the body.
  • Discectomy

    Discectomy is surgery to remove all or part of a herniated disc (the cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spinal column). The procedure can be done on its own or as part of a larger surgery that also includes a laminectomy, foraminotomy or spinal fusion. Discectomy may be recommended if a person has severe or persistent symptoms, including pain, numbness and weakness.  
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are minimally invasive surgical procedures. They are used to treat painful compression fractures of the thoracic spine (mid- and upper back) or lumbar spine (low back) caused by osteoporosis, cancer or trauma.
  • Lumbar disc replacement surgery involves removing a diseased disc from the lower spine and replacing it with an artificial disc.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
  • Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy can help people regain function, independence and quality of life after a stroke, injury or surgical procedure. It can also help people who are experiencing chronic pain or disability.
  • Spinal Fusion

    Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure in which vertebrae are joined — or fused — together using metal, plastic or bone spacers, eliminating motion between the vertebrae. It is used to relieve pain and other symptoms for a variety of conditions, including tumors, spinal stenosis, fractures, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis and degenerative disc disease. Fusion can sometimes be done using smaller incisions.  
  • Trigger point injections are used to relieve painful trigger points, areas of muscle that have become tight and inflamed. Often, a tender knot or tight band can be felt at the spot.