Welcome to Interventional Spine & Pain, LLP | Spine Dallas
Interventional Spine and Pain, LLP was founded with the practice belief that the most effective method of improving chronic pain conditions is through a multidisciplinary approach and non- surgical interventional procedures. This is done while remaining cognizant of the fact that pain can affect an individual’s quality of life, functionally, emotionally, and socially.
Through conservative and interventional procedures, our treatment goal is to minimize dependence of opiods, improve quality of life, improve function, and improve pain coping skills so that the patient may better adapt to their daily activities and get back to their normal daily function.
Lumbar & Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation/lesioning is a procedure used to provide longer term pain relief than that provided by simple injections or nerve blocks. Many patients who are being considered for this procedure have already undergone simple injection techniques like Epidural Steroid Injection, Facet Joint Injection, Sympathetic Nerve Blocks, or other nerve blocks with pain relief that is less prolonged than desired. By selectively destroying nerves that carry pain impulses, the painful structure can be effectively denervated and the pain reduced or eliminated for anywhere from a few months to up to 12 months.
Discography Diagnostic Testing
A discogram, also known as disc stimulation, is a brief outpatient diagnostic procedure that is performed in order to identify painful discs in the spine. This procedure is purely diagnostic in that it will only help your physician to determine if one of the discs in your spine is responsible for your typical pain symptoms. Discography will do nothing to improve pain, and in fact patients are advised to expect a temporary increase in pain for one or more days after this procedure.
Epidural Steroid Injections
Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials
A spinal cord stimulator is a specialized device that stimulates the spinal cord and spinal nerves by tiny electrical impulses via a small electrical wire placed behind and just outside the spinal cord in the epidural space. The electrical wire or lead contains a series of four to eight evenly spaced electrodes that can be programmed to generate an electrical field.