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VERTEBRAL AUGMENTATION PROCEDURES – (Kyphoplasty, Vetebroplasty)

Osteoporosis is a major health problem in postmenopausal women and elderly patients of both sexes. The morbid event in osteoporosis is often a spinal compression fracture. To illustrate the scope of the problem, an estimated 700,000 new vertebral compression fractures occur each year in the United States.

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Foraminal Stenosis

Quite similar to spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis primarily affects one or more areas of your spine. When looking at a normal spine, there is enough room for the nerve roots to slip through the gaps. However, the spinal gaps can become clogged with debris as we age, trapping and compressing nerves causing foraminal stenosis. Although not all stenosis cases are critical, if ignored, loss of function may occur if nerves die. ...

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Minimal Invasive Discectomy

minimally invasive discectomy is an outpatient surgical procedure to remove herniated disk material. The procedure may be performed in the operating room or special procedures room. Patients are administered a local anesthesia, consisting of an injection of anesthetic in the muscle (not a spinal block) and also IV sedation. Then, with the help of X-ray fluoroscopy for guidance, a small specially designed probe is inserted through the skin of the back, between the vertebrae and into the herniated disk space. ...

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Spinal Injections

Spinal injections are important for evaluating and managing spinal pain. Precision image–guided injections can be helpful and at times are essential to help localize the structural origin of a patient’s pain. If a pain source or pain generator is identified, injections can be useful therapeutic adjuncts in properly selected patients. ...

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