PROCEDURES

North Lakes Pain Consultants prides ourselves on offering the latest, state-of-the-art pain management procedures in a comfortable, convenient environment. You can expect individualized care from our integrated, multi-disciplinary team that meets your needs. Not only do our providers offer you pain relief with an eye toward your long-term health, but your procedure will also be explained in a way you can understand. We take the time to answer your questions before we schedule treatment.

Most procedures are performed in North Lakes’ outpatient surgical center. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to be warm, welcoming and comfortable while maintaining the highest standards of care possible. Many of our most common procedures use fluoroscopy (x-ray) guidance and are performed under general or local sedation as administered by our own anesthesiologist. 

While your treatment plan will depend on your pain level, location, and duration, we offer the following procedures on a regular basis.

Therapeutic Nerve Block

Local anesthetic is injected into the source of the pain – the nerve. Therapeutic nerve blocks are particularly useful in treating diseases and painful conditions in localized areas.

Epidural Steroid Injection

Non-invasive option for managing acute and chronic lower back pain. Steroids are delivered directly to the fluid that surrounds the spine using precise instrumentation and x-ray guidance.

Spinal Cord Stimulator

There is nothing more frustrating for patients who have had back surgery than to have it fail to relieve their pain. Using minimally invasive spinal cord stimulators, our providers are able to send electric signals into a small, targeted area that replaces pain with a mild tingling sensation.

Trigger Point Injections

By injecting medication directly into the muscle or fascia (a thin sheet of tissue that encloses a muscle) pain often subsides in a much larger area.

Botox Injection

While Botox has become synonymous with plastic surgery, its original intended use was to relieve myofascial or muscle pain. Our providers are skilled at administering these injections in the areas where pain originates, offering relief for several weeks or up to several months.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy
(Nerve Ablation)

Heat that is generated by radio waves is sent to painful areas of your body via needles inserted into your skin. Our providers use diagnostic imaging to make sure the needles are positioned properly before using them to temporarily turn off the nerves’ ability to send pain signals. Commonly used for pain in the neck, spine, knee, hip, or buttocks.

Selective Nerve Root Block and Sympathetic Nerve Block

Under x-ray guidance, numbing medicine and a steroid are injected into the part of the body where the nerve leaves the spinal column. In many cases, a nerve block is used to help our providers determine whether surgery might be helpful.

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

When a vertebrae fractures, there are often fragments left behind that cause painful friction. Vertebroplasty injects cement into the bone to give it strength while kyphoplasty uses a balloon to make room for the cement mixture.

Implanted Pain Pump

Heat that is generated by radio waves is sent to painful areas of your body via needles inserted into your skin. Our providers use diagnostic imaging to make sure the needles are positioned properly before using them to temporarily turn off the nerves’ ability to send pain signals. Commonly used for pain in the neck, spine, knee, hip, or buttocks.

Vertiflex Procedure

The Vertiflex Procedure uses a small implant that is placed inside the spine. It is a clinically proven, minimally invasive solution that is designed to deliver long-term relief from the leg and back pain associated with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

Omnia Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

The Omnia Sacroiliac Joint Fusion procedure is state-of-the-art. This procedure involves the deployment of a small device into the joint to promote fusion of the joint. Unlike other products which involve placement of several pieces of titanium or other metallic implants, this procedure is minimally invasive and most patients feel relief immediately.

SurGenTec Posterolateral Fusion

Mild Procedure

The minimally invasive Mild Procedure was developed to remove the cause of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) by restoring space in the spinal canal without the use of general anesthesia, steroids, opioids, stitches or implants. Patients typically resume normal activities in 24 hours. 

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