We use the latest and most advanced available treatment options to not only minimize pain but more importantly to improve physical, mental and emotional function. From traditional acupuncture, therapeutic massage, active patient specific physical therapy, ergonomics, injury prevention, psychological screening, weight loss program to interventional pain management techniques to get to source of pain and advanced pain interventions such as spinal cord stimulator and neuromodulator program, kyphoplasty, percutaneous disc decompression techniques and others, we are dedicated to limit patient pain suffering and improve quality of life.

Where you receive the initial treatment for your pain can make all the difference.

Combining active and targeted physical rehabilitation therapies with advanced pain management interventions is key for early recovery and favorable outcome. Inadequately treated pain can lead to the development of chronic pain syndromes with its debilitating multi-system & organ impairments.

  • A detailed History and Physical Examination is key for a thorough patient evaluation and the related pain. We believe it is as important to know the patient as it is to know the pain condition.
  • Laboratory Testing & Radiology imaging including onsite Xrays, referrals for Cat Scans (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    (MRI) and evaluation as needed.
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing – Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)/ Electromyography (EMG)
  • Trigger point injections
  • Bursae, Joint
  • Tendon Sheath
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Injections
Physical therapy is a specialized medical profession that provides individually tailored programs that help patients improve physical function, mobility, decrease pain, and maintain or regain independence.

Our therapists can help individuals who face a wide range of conditions of musculoskeletal and orthopedic origin, back/neck pain, joint-related disorders (such as arthritis), sports injuries, balance problems, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Most spine & musculosketal pains are result of repetitive, cumulative micro-injuries. Major scientific in managing spine pain indicate exercise and overall fitness level to be the single most key factor in injury recovery.

The therapist, physician and patient work together as a team to meet progressive recovery goals. Treatments may include manual therapy (hands-on); stretching and strengthening exercises; balance training activities; therapeutic exercise; and patient education to promote healing and avoid re-injury.

Our treatment philosophy combines skilled hands-on physical therapy with superior patient education, conditioning, and specific strengthening/stretching programs. Objective measurements are utilized to chart patient progress and outcomes. This multi-faceted approach is designed to restore functional movement, relieve pain and promote healing and recovery. Our emphasis on teaching injury prevention, functional restoration and healthy behaviors helps patients to maintain the improvements made as a result of their therapy and return more rapidly to their work and activities of daily living.

If acute or subacute episodes last longer than 6-8 weeks or recurs our proactive pain management program aggressively treat episodes with non operative interventional pain management options. This is standard of care at our practice, as delayed treatment may lead to chronic pain syndrome, disability, depression and disuse and overall delay in return to function. Early return to function and or work is key in the long term prognosis and the impact of the condition on patients overall well being.

About Pain Management

  • Celiac Plexus Block/Splanchnic Block
  • Celiac Plexus Neurolysis
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Pudendal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators Trials and Implantations, Cervical and Lumbar Areas
  • Implantation, Programming and Management
  • Peripheral nerve blocks: Suprascapular, Occipital, Ilio-inguinal, Intercoastal, Supratrochlear, Supraorbital and Infraorbital Neuralgia, Mental, Genitofemoral, etc.
  • Epidural Blood Patch
  • All joint and bursa injections: Hip, Shoulder, Knee, etc.
  • Gassarian Ganglion Blockade

Disc-FX® System Overview

The Disc-FX® System is an innovative, minimal access spine system designed to efficiently access the damaged disc without injury to surrounding disc anatomy. Disc-FX® permits multiple treatment options compared to other ‘single treatment’ devices in the marketplace. Disc-FX® features a patented navigational device called Trigger-Flex® Bipolar System which was specifically designed to access and treat the diseased portion(s) of the disc. The Trigger-Flex® emits a specific form of Radiowave energy used since 1950 in delicate surgical procedures. Unlike any other surgical energy source, the patented Radiowave energy pioneered by Ellman produces specific tissue effects to modulate the predetermined ‘pain generating’ aspect(s) of the disc.

Treating Contained Disc Herniations

In the past, patients with contained disc herniations have been treated with conservative care including rest, medications, injections and/or physical therapy. Unfortunately, this does not always provide relief. In the past, people who did not respond to conservative care were forced to live with the symptoms or consider major spine surgery. If they underwent surgery, it could take weeks or months to recover, causing a major disruption in their daily lives. With Disc-FX®, this is not the case. Disc-FX® provides an option for those people who have failed conservative care, and are not yet ready for major surgery. It is a minimal access procedure performed on an out-patient basis whereby the patient will go home the same day of the procedure with only a small bandage on their back. Disc-FX® is performed using x-ray guidance to accurately place the Disc-FX® System into the disc. The patented Disc-FX® device is then inserted into the center of the disc where tissue is precisely treated and/or removed. As a result, disc pressure is reduced, which eases symptoms.

Who is a Candidate for the Procedure?

Patients with symptomatic, contained lumbar disc herniations that have not responded to conservative treatment, may experience relief from a Disc-FX® procedure. Typical signs of a contained lumbar disc herniation is lower back pain or pain radiating down the leg accompanied by some lower back pain. Disc-FX® may not be beneficial for advanced degenerative disc disease or spinal fractures. Your doctor will evaluate and determine if you are a candidate for the Disc-FX® procedure.

Potential Benefits of the Disc-FX® Procedure:

  • Minimal Access Procedure
  • Out-Patient Procedure
  • Minor Skin Incision
  • Rapid Procedure
  • Multiple Treatment Options
  • Local Anesthetic
  • Target Access to Damaged (Diseased) Area
  • Treat Multiple Disc Levels
  • Early Anticipated Return to Normal Activities

Disc-FX® has been shown to:

  • Offer a safe and effective treatment option
  • Provide improvement in quality of life
  • Treat multiple disc levels with one surgical procedure

Are there any complications with the Disc-FX® Procedure?

As with any other minimally invasive disc treatments, side effects of Disc-FX® are relatively rare and should be discussed with your physician.

Disc-FX® Patient Brochure**

View Disc-FX® Patient Brochure

**This information is designed to help you make an informed decision about Disc-FX® as a method of treating symptoms caused by contained disc herniations. Only a doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the Disc-FX® procedure. Please consult your physician.