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What is kyphoplasty? Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are similar medical procedures that attempt to stop the pain caused by spinal fractures. These treatments were first introduced in France in 1984 and then came to the U.S. in the 1990’s. Interventional radiologists have been performing image-guided spinal procedures for many years. Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty is a technique […]

What is an epidural steroid injection? A steroid injection includes both a corticosteroid (e.g., triamcinolone, methyl-prednisolone, dexamethasone) and an anesthetic numbing agent (e.g., lidocaine or bupivacaine). The drugs are delivered using precise imaging into the epidural space of the spine, which is the area between the bony vertebra and the protective spinal sac surrounding the […]

What is a Spinal Cord Stimulation? Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves along the spinal column, modifying or blocking nerve activity in a non-medicinal way to minimize the sensation of pain reaching the brain. Spinal cord stimulation was first used to treat pain in 1967. How does it work? A spinal […]

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