Common Procedures & Conditions

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Ultrasound Guided Therapies

With ultrasound and image-guided therapy, surgeons can see and operate within the body. This surgical technique is possible because the surgeon navigates by advanced three-dimensional maps that show him the way around the inside of the body. 3D ultrasonic images enable the surgeon to see changes in the tissue during the operation itself. This medical technology can be employed in various parts of the body, for example, to remove tumors in the brain or in the stomach or identify the precise location of an injection for pain control. It improves patient treatment by avoiding large surgical scars, removing more of the problem area, improving accuracy and precision of treatment area, reducing the risk of complications, and shortening convalescence.


Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Injections

An epidural injection delivers steroids into the epidural space around spinal nerve roots to relieve pain – back pain, leg pain, or other pain – caused by irritated spinal nerves. The steroid used in the epidural steroid injection reduces the inflammation of those nerves, which is often the source of the pain. Spinal nerves can become inflamed due to irritation from a damaged disc or from contact with a bone spur. These injections are not a cure for back pain or leg pain; rather, to help patients get enough pain relief in order to be able to progress with their rehabilitation program.



An EEG (electroencephalogram) and an EMG (electromyogram), help physicians understand the nervous system. An EEG records the electrical waves of the brain. An EMG evaluates nerve and muscle function in the arms or legs that may reflect what is happening in the brain, neck, or back.

An EEG is used in the evaluation of various suspected brain disorders; seizures, stroke, transient Ischemic attack (TIA or “mini-stroke”), and syncope (fainting) are some of the most common reasons to have an EEG. The testing is performed by a technologist and involves pasting electrodes to the surface of the head that will record the brain waves at rest and during certain activities.

A physician performs an EMG by inserting sterile pins with a microscopic electrode on the tip into certain muscles of the patient’s limbs or back. The test can be helpful in evaluating the causes of numbness, tingling, pain, weakness, fatigue and muscle cramping.


Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. RFA can be used to help patients with chronic (long-lasting) low-back and neck pain and pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis. The degree of pain relief varies, depending on the cause and location of the pain, but relief can last from six to 12 months and even longer.


Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment

The cooled radiofrequency treatment is an advanced procedure that uses cooled radiofrequency energy to safely target the sensory nerves responsible for sending pain signals. A radiofrequency generator transmits a small current of RF energy through an insulated electrode, or probe, placed within the tissue. Ionic heating, produced by the friction of charged molecules, thermally deactivates the nerves responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. RF energy heats and cools the tissue at the site of pain. Unlike other RF procedures, the cooled radiofrequency treatment circulates water through the device while heating nervous tissue to create a larger treatment area, increasing the opportunity to help with pain. This combination targets the pain-transmitting nerves without excessive heating, leading to pain relief.


Synvisc  Injections

Synvisc is similar to the fluid that surrounds the joints in your body. This fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joints. Synvisc is used specifically to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. It is usually given after other arthritis medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. It is injected directly into the knee joint.


Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Platelet-rich plasma, commonly referred to as “PRP”, is a non-operative, permanent solution for conditions such as arthritis and ligament/tendon sprains and tears. Utilizing the body’s natural healing process, PRP therapy is a concentration of platelets that are injected into the damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints to promote tissue repair and accelerate healing. Platelets are rich in growth and healing factors which means, on average, an injured individual can get back to a pain-free life in four to six weeks.



Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and manage pain, however, it is most commonly known for the cosmetic application in temporarily paralyzing muscles to remove wrinkles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It acts as a temporary paralytic and can be effective in the treatment of migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders. Botox is administered by diluting the powder in saline and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue.


Neurogenx Treatment

Neurogenx Treatment is a highly advanced treatment for neuropathy. This treatment safely uses cutting-edge, patented, high-frequency electronic waves to gently reach deep down through muscle and tissue to relieve neuropathy symptoms and severe neuromuscular pain. The treatment creates changes at the body’s cellular level that reduce swelling, remove excess fluids and waste products, alter Ph levels and increase cellular metabolism. These changes relieve pain and help healing begin.

Back and Spine Conditions

  • Low Back Pain/Injury
  • Neck Pain/Injury
  • Mid Back Pain/Injury
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Infection
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nerve Impingement (Radiculopathy)
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Thoracic or Lumbar Sprain or Strain

Neck Conditions

  • Neck Pain/Injury
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Sprain/ Strain
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Shoulder Conditions
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Shoulder Sprain/Strain

Elbow, Hand & Wrist Conditions

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Elbow Sprain/Strain
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand & Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist/Hand Sprain/Strain
  • Trigger Finger

Knee Conditions

  • Meniscus Tears
  • ACL & PCL Tear / Sprain
  • MCL & LCL Tear / Sprain
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Arthritis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints

Hip, Foot & Ankle Conditions

  • Tendonitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Sprain/Strain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ankle Instability
  • Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Ligament Sprain/Muscle Strain

Sports Injuries

  • Lower Back Pain / Back Injury
  • Neck Pain / Neck Injury
  • Shoulder Pain / Shoulder Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Golf Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow

Knee Injuries and Knee Conditions

  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Hip, Foot & Ankle Pain


  • Chronic Tension Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Whiplash Headaches
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Coccydynia
  • Peripheral Neuralgia
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Arthritis

Treating Pain With Medically Advanced Technology

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goals of the physiatrist are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.