Other Spine Procedures
Kyphoplasty treats fractures of the vertebrae by restoring vertebral stability. This involves the injection of a medical-grade cement-like material to restore height and space lost to compression fractures in vertebrae.
Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS)
To treat patients with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS), complex regional pain syndrome, or for patients whose pain cannot be managed or resolved with decompression or stabilization, a Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) may be implanted. Using tiny leads (similar in size to a fishing line) under the skin, this device sends electronic pulses over the painful area, which interferes with the brain’s ability to register pain signals.
In some cases, a combination of the decompression and stabilization procedures above may be performed.
“All I can say is, wow, what a miracle! At my two-week post-op appointment, I gave my doctor a big hug and cried, telling him that he saved my life. I don’t have the back pain at all. I have so much more energy and I’m sleeping better. I wake up feeling refreshed, not exhausted like I used to. The procedure completely changed my life and who I am.”
—Edie S., Spinal Cord Stimulator