The board certified Spine Specialists of Atlanta Medical Center provide a range of non-surgical treatment options for conditions causing back pain that include:
- Chronic Pain Management—including biofeedback, medication, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and counseling.
- Injections—such as an epidural steroid injections, cortisone steroid injections, facet joint injections, and injections to the nerve root and sacroillac.
- Kyphoplasty – a two-step procedure in which a balloon is first inserted to restore the shape of the spine, and then a cement-like mixture is inserted into the fractured vertebra.
- Lysis of epidural adhesions—a procedure in which medication is injected into the epidural space to relieve pain and dissipate scar tissue.
- Radiofrequency lesioning—a procedure using a specialized machine to interrupt nerve conduction on a semi-permanent basis. The nerves are usually locked for six to nine months (can be as short as three months or as long as 18 months).
- Vertebroplasty – a procedure in which a cement-like mixture is inserted into the fractured vertebra.
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