What is a Kyphoplasty?

Kyphoplasty is an advanced procedure for patients that suffer a vertebral compression fracture. When a bone fractures, swelling and pain is common symptoms. As swelling increases, spinal misalignments can increase causing irritation to surrounding tissues and nerves. Once there is damage to a vertebrae, the misalignments and weight distribution associated with the injury can set the stage for another fracture. Repairing the injury early is imperative to overall balance & long term pain control and may reduce the consequences of subsequent spinal fractures associated for inactivity due to back pain.

Using a X-ray, a specialized balloon is inserted into the fractured bone through a minimal incision. The fractured bone is then re-expanded in an effort to re-establish bone height. Following this, the balloon is deflated and removed and bone cement is delivered into the fractured bone using a hollow needle thus stabilizing the fracture.

What are the benefits of a Kyphoplasty?

Kyphoplasty has been shown to restore height of the vertebrae, helping correct the vertebral deformity. Kyphoplasty can now be safely performed in the clinical setting using minimal sedation. However, some insurance plans do require it be done in the hospital outpatient setting which means you will generally be sent home on the same day. Additional benefits include:

  • Increased mobility
  • Significant reduction in pain

  • Quality of life improvement including ability to perform daily activities

  • Sustained vertebral body height restoration

What is a Neurostimulator?

The St. Jude Neurostimulator works by interrupting the pain impulses that reach the brain to help patients manage their pain. Neurostimulation feels like a gentle fluttering sensation that replaces the pain. Neurostimulation therapy is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the management of chronic pain in the back, neck, arms, or legs.

Who is a candidate?

First consult your doctor or pain specialist to determine if you are a candidate. Typically, a good candidate for Neurostimulation is someone who has experienced one or more of the following: Chronic pain in the back, neck, arms, or legs with little or no relief from surgery or other treatment options to include pain medications, physical therapy and interventional procedures.

What are the benefits of Neurostimulation?

Pain varies person to person and Neurostimulation allows you to adjust your pain relief in the palm of your hand. Through the small hand held device, a person is able to increase or decrease the intensity as needed. Neurostimulation is covered by most major health insurance plans including Medicare and workers compensation programs.

  • A reduction in pain by 50% or greater

  • Reduced opioid use

  • Targeted pain relief

  • Limited side effects

  • Minimally invasive procedure

What is BOTOX® for migraines?

BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more dyas each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day in people 18 years or older. BOTOX® prevents on average 8 or 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month at 24 weeks. It will take 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart to determine how well BOTOX® is working for you. If you don’t get treated every 12 weeks, you may not get the full benefit of BOTOX®. The procedure takes only about 15 minutes and is done right in clinic.

What are the benefits of BOTOX®?

Instead of treating the migraine with medication when one occurs, BOTOX® prevents the headaches BEFORE they happen. BOTOX® prevents on average 8 or 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month at 24 weeks. BBOTOX® is covered by most major health insurance plans. Other benefits may include:

  • Small, thin needle for injection. Patients say mild discomfort

  • 15 minute procedure done in-clinic

  • Reduction in overall migraines and headaches

  • Significant improvement in daily activities

What is Radiofrequency Abalation?

Radiofrequency ablation 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.

What are the benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation?

The Radiofrequency Ablation procedure is a well established pain management tool that if successful, may allow you to decease your pain medications and increase your ability to perform more activities of daily life comfortably. The most common side effect is discomfort at the site of the procedure. However, you may also experience bruising, swelling and muscle spasms. As always please discuss this with your doctor at El Paso Pain Center for a full list of potential side effects.

  • Pain relief lasting anywhere from 6 to 12 months, sometimes longer

  • Increased mobility

  • Improved quality of life

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a non-operative treatment option that relieves pain by naturally promoting long lasting healing of injured tissues. PRP uses your own blood that is spun down in a centrifuge, separating a concentration of platelets. Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood however they also have potential in enhancing healing of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Through research and technology, we have learned that platelets release bioactive proteins responsible for attracting cells that are responsible for removing dead tissue, enhancing tissue regeneration and healing through stem cells. Based on this concept, platelets are introduced into injured tissue to stimulate or jump-start the healing process in chronic injuries. The use of PRP has been used and documented in many fields including orthopedics, sports medicine, wound healing, cosmetics and many more.

What are the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

It has shown promising results in chronic non-healing tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, knee injuries, rotator cuff injuries, osteoarthritis, bursitis, and chronic ulcerative wounds. Improvement is generally seen within a few weeks following the procedure and is expected to continue as the damaged tissue heals. Improvement is generally seen within a few weeks following the procedure and is expected to continue as the damaged tissue heals.

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