MID BACK / THORACIC | CONDITIONS

Compression Fractures of the Spine

This is a collapse of vertebral bone and can affect one or more vertebrae. Compression fractures typically develop in your mid or lower back, due to osteoporosis or traumatic injury. Compression fractures can change the shape of your spine and cause a variety of symptoms. Watch this video.

Degenerative Disc Disease

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back. This condition may cause pain, weakness or tingling in the legs. Watch this video.

MID BACK / THORACIC | PROCEDURES

Celiac Plexus Block

This procedure temporarily disrupts the nerves of the celiac plexus, which branch away from your spine and connect to the organs in your abdomen. Pain signals caused by certain conditions, such as pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, travel through these nerves on the way to your brain. A celiac plexus block can relieve pain. Watch this video.

Facet Joint Injections

The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain and can also relieve pain and inflammation. Watch this video.

Kyphoplasty

This minimally-invasive procedure repairs a vertebral compression fracture. It helps restore the spine’s natural shape. Some patients experience rapid pain relief after the procedure. Watch this video.

Medial Branch Block

This minimally invasive procedure involves an image-guided injection of numbing medicine that bathes the medial branch nerves, which attach to the facet joints of your spine. These nerves hurt when facet joints are injured or diseased. The injection helps find the source of your pain, and it may relieve your pain for a brief time. You may be asked to track your pain level as the medicine wears off. If the block was successful, your doctor can recommend a procedure to provide long-lasting relief. Watch this video.

Regenerative Medicine

If you suffer from joint, tendon, ligament, back, neck or pelvic pain, you may be a candidate for regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is an exciting scientific and medical discipline that focuses on tapping into the regenerative capacity of the body to restore the functioning of damaged cells, tissues and organs. Learn more about the various types of regenerative medicine.

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