Special Procedures Performed

At NeuroMuscular Medical Associates we perform a variety of special procedures to get you back on the right track.

Our doctors' goals are to identify and treat the source of pain thereby returning patients to the most functional and productive lifestyle possible.
 

Procedure Info

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Spinal Cord Stimulation
If a patient has been living with chronic pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation may provide new hope. Spinal Cord Stimulation has been identified to be an effective treatment option for many chronic pain sufferers. SCS uses a small implanted device to generate tiny electrical pulses that replace the feeling of pain with a tingling or massaging sensation. SCS can be very effective in relieving certain types of pain in the back, arms and legs. Treatment can be tried temporarily before placing the implanted system in the body so patients will know if the therapy works for them. The system can be turned off permanently or removed if the patient does not get the level of relief desired.
TruFUSE
Summary
TruFUSE Facet Fusion represents a new outpatient option for back pain sufferers who wish to avoid major surgery. Used to treat a variety of back problems, including enhancement of other procedures for lumbar spine, TruFUSE is the less invasive and less destructive option for back pain. TruFUSE is a new treatment option that is much less destructive than major surgery, limiting postoperative pain and complications. It is appropriate for many patients who had no other option in the past. The technique minimizes tissue destruction and typically results in minimal post-operative pain when compared to traditional fusion surgeries. It does not prevent future major surgical options, whereas the decision to proceed with major spinal surgical procedures may limit the patients minimally invasive options in the future. Before undergoing a large fusion procedure, speak with us about this option.
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
Summary
A herniated disc can push on spinal nerves and cause severe, shooting leg pain, numbness and/or weakness. A minimally invasive disc removal can remove a portion of the herniated disc that is compressing spinal nerves through a small incision in the skin. The minimally invasive approach uses a much smaller incision than traditional open spinal surgeries and avoids damage to the low back muscles, reducing both short term and long term post procedural painful conditions . This is also an outpatient procedure and can provide relief for many patients.