Treatment Options 
 
 
 

Non-Surgical Treatment

The Spine Center at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center provides a range of non-surgical treatment options for conditions causing back pain that include:

  • Chronic Pain Management: including biofeedback, medication, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and counseling.
  • Injections: such as epidural steroid injections, cortisone steroid injections, facet joint injections and injections to the nerve root sacroiliac.
  • Kyphoplasty: a two-step procedure in which a balloon is first inserted to restore the shape of the spine and then a cement-like mixture is inserted into the fractured vertebra.
  • Lysis of Epidural Adhesions: a procedure in which medication is injected into the epidural space to relieve pain and dissipate scar tissue.
  • Radiofrequency Lesioning: a procedure using a specialized machine to interrupt nerve conduction on a semi-permanent basis. The nerves are usually locked for six to nine months.
  • Vertebroplasty: a procedure in which a cement-like mixture is inserted into the fractured vertebra.

Surgical Treatment

While most cases of back pain can be successfully treated with non-surgical options, some conditions may require surgery. Some of the diagnoses that may need surgery include:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral Fractures
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

With board-certified neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists and pain management specialists, The Spine Center at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center provides a complete range of surgical treatment options that include:

  • Hardware Revision
  • Kyphoplasty: a two-step procedure in which a balloon is first inserted to restore the shape of the spine and then a cement-like mixture is inserted into the fractured vertebra.
  • Lysis of Epidural Adhesions: a procedure in which medication is injected into the epidural space to relieve pain and dissipate scar tissue.
  • Laminectomy/Discectomy: a procedure in which part of the lamina is removed as well as a portion of a ligament. The herniated disc is then removed.
  • Microdiscectomy: similar to a discectomy, but using a smaller injection.
  • Spinal Fusion: when two or more vertebra are joined together using bone grafts, screws and rods.
  • Percutaneous Surgical Techniques: using minimally invasive procedures.
  • Scoliosis Deformity Correction
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator: an implantable medical device that generates an electrical impulse near the surface of the spinal cord and provides a tingling sensation that alters the perception of pain.
  • Treatment of Spine Trauma
  • Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Radiofrequency Lesioning: a procedure using a specialized machine to interrupt nerve conduction on a semi-permanent basis. The nerves are usually blocked for six to nine months.
  • Vertebroplasty: a procedure in which a cement-like mixture is inserted into the fractured vertebra.

 

The Spine Center at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center