NeuroCare Brain & Spine Center
Non-surgical treatment options
We offer leading-edge interventional pain management techniques and medical management tailored to each patient for:
Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy
Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with lower back pain that does not respond to conventional treatments.
Heat is administered to the affected disc to help desensitize pain receptors in the area. This is done by inserting a wire, called an electrothermal catheter, through which an electrical current passes. It is performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is awake and under a local anesthesia with mild sedation.
Radiofrequency ablation is used to destroy the nerves that supply the facet joints in the spine. These joints are the small posterior joints on either side of the spine and can be a source of back pain.
Radiofrequency nerve ablation uses radio waves to produce heat. By generating heat around a nerve, the nerve's ability to transmit pain is destroyed. It can be used to treat all types of pain, ranging from chronic neck pain to low back pain.
Spinal injections can serve two purposes - relieve pain and as a diagnostic tool to help doctors determine the cause of back pain. Two types of spinal injections are:
Facet Joint Injections help to reduce inflammation and pain originating from one or more facet joints. These joints are located at the back of the spine and are important to movement.
Epidural Steroid Injections administer pain-relieving medications into the epidural space. The medicine coats the nerve roots and the outside lining of the facet joints.
Percutaneous Disc Decompression
Percutaneous Disc Decompression is used in the treatment of contained herniated discs and is a minimally invasive procedure. A needle emitting radio waves is used to dissolve excess tissue, reducing the pressure inside the disc and the nerves. The reduction of excess pressure helps alleviate the pain.
Spinal cord stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation is a therapy where electrical impulses are used to block pain from being perceived in the brain. Instead of pain, you feel a mild, tingling sensation. An implanted lead (a flexible, insulated wire), which is powered by an implanted battery or receiver, is placed near your spinal cord. This lead and an implanted stimulator send electrical impulses that block the pain messages to your brain.
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Located on the second floor of Aurora BayCare Medical Center, the Rehabilitation Department offers the full spectrum of Rehab Services for outpatient care as well as follow-up after discharge from inpatient acute care or the Inpatient Rehab Unit. The location adjacent to the physician offices promotes easy access, coordination of appointments, collaboration and communication with your physician.
All clinical specialty areas are led by therapists with extensive experience and specialty training. The Rehab department's specialized staff collaborate to provide you with the best clinical care available. Our priority is immediate access to individualized care with one therapist to assure your treatment goals are achieved. Our focus is to provide quality treatment and education so you can manage your activities as part of your rehab progression.
Chiropractic is a branch of health care known as complementary medicine that maintains a patient's health and wellbeing through spinal manipulation, which involves adjusting the vertebrae in the spinal column, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Doctors of chiropractic frequently treat individuals with neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica. Chiropractors also treat patients with osteoarthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains, and strains.
Treatment recommendations are typically focused on the reduction of pain or other symptoms. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spinal column, the nervous system, the circulatory system, and a patient's nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle choices. The practice examines the effect these factors have on a patient's overall health.
Therapeutic massage and therapeutic touch are used as complements to traditional types of health care. Therapeutic massage can enhance physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic and psychotherapy. It can assist in temporary or long-term relief of the impact that physical and emotional challenges have on your body.
Therapeutic massage is especially beneficial to address the physical and emotional demands of caregivers and others who stress their bodies through daily activities. Therapeutic touch can calm, relax and reduce stress. This can provide relief for people dealing with cancer or other ailments, thereby improving their quality of life.