Cosmetic Surgery

Procedures

BOTOX® Injections for Wrinkles

BOTOX® Injections for Wrinkles

If your frown lines, crow’s feet or other facial wrinkles bother you, ask about BOTOX injections. It’s a simple, safe procedure. It makes wrinkles less noticeable and gives you a younger look.

Facial Filler Injections for Wrinkles

Facial Filler Injections for Wrinkles

As we age, our skin loses fat cells that keep it plump and smooth. This allows wrinkles to form. Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. But if they bother you, ask about facial filler injections.

Reproductive Health

Conditions

Low Testosterone (Low-T)

Low Testosterone (Low-T)

Testosterone is a hormone made in men’s testicles. It plays a role in sex drive. It also regulates things like hair growth and other typical male features. If your body isn’t making as much testosterone as it should, we say you have “low testosterone.” We also call it “low-T.”

Arm and Elbow

Care and Management

Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) in the Cervical Spine

Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) in the Cervical Spine

This injection targets a painful nerve in your cervical spine. It helps your doctor find which nerve is pressed on by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or some other problem. It may give you pain relief.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Boston Scientific)

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Boston Scientific)

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

Stem Cell Therapy (Overview)

Stem Cell Therapy (Overview)

If you have an injury, or if you have tendons or ligaments that have become inflamed, stem cell therapy may help. It uses your body’s own stem cells to help heal damage. It may help you avoid surgery.

Wireless Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Wireless Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

If you have chronic pain, peripheral nerve stimulation can help. It uses electrical pulses to disrupt pain signals. It may reduce your need for pain medications. Here’s how it works.

Conditions

Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common problem for many people. It can keep you from doing the things you want to do. It can make it hard for you to be as active as you like. Let’s take a moment to learn about the causes of joint pain, and what you can do about it.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

This condition is a problem with the peripheral nervous system. These are the nerves that branch out from your brain and spinal cord and travel to all of the other parts of your body.

Foot and Ankle

Care and Management

Ankle Nerve Block

Ankle Nerve Block

This outpatient procedure numbs the ankle and foot with an injection of local anesthesia. Typically, it is used for surgery on the foot. The block requires a series of injections that will numb up to five nerves in the ankle.

PRP Therapy for Achilles Tendon Pain

PRP Therapy for Achilles Tendon Pain

If you have pain in your Achilles tendon, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your ankle feel better and work better.

PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

If you have pain in your foot from plantar fasciitis, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your foot feel better and work better.

PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis (AcCELLerated Biologics)

PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis (AcCELLerated Biologics)

If you have pain in your foot from plantar fasciitis, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your foot feel better and work better.

Stem Cell Therapy (Overview)

Stem Cell Therapy (Overview)

If you have an injury, or if you have tendons or ligaments that have become inflamed, stem cell therapy may help. It uses your body’s own stem cells to help heal damage. It may help you avoid surgery.

Conditions

Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common problem for many people. It can keep you from doing the things you want to do. It can make it hard for you to be as active as you like. Let’s take a moment to learn about the causes of joint pain, and what you can do about it.

General Body

Care and Management

Interventional Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management

If you live with pain that won’t go away, you know how frustrating it can be. Interventional pain management is a branch of medical care that can help. Specialists in this field find the cause of your pain. They treat it at its source. This can give you a better quality of life.

Pain Management (Overview)

Pain Management (Overview)

If you suffer from pain, you know how hard it can be to live with. Pain management is a branch of medical care that specializes in pain control. It can help you enjoy a better quality of life.

Physical Therapy (Overview)

Physical Therapy (Overview)

If you have problems moving your body, physical therapy can help. It can control your pain and help you recover from injury or disease. It can help you get better after surgery. It can also help keep you healthy as you get older.

PRP Therapy (Overview)

PRP Therapy (Overview)

Platelet rich plasma therapy can help injured joints and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing.

PRP Therapy (Overview) (AcCELLerated Biologics)

PRP Therapy (Overview) (AcCELLerated Biologics)

Platelet rich plasma therapy can help injured joints and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing.

Stellate Ganglion Block

Stellate Ganglion Block

A stellate ganglion nerve block is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your neck. This helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to the nerves. Treatment may require a series of injections.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections

This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.

Conditions

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

This chronic condition is believed to be a type of interference with the way your brain processes pain signals. It leaves you highly sensitive to pain. If you have this condition, you may feel long-lasting pain throughout your body.

Head, Neck and Spine

Care and Management

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.

Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) in the Cervical Spine

Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) in the Cervical Spine

This injection treats the pain of an inflamed nerve in your cervical spine. It relieves nerve swelling. If you have a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or some other problem that’s pressing on a nerve, it may help you.

Facet Joint Injections

Facet Joint Injections

The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.

Facet Joint Injections (Cervical)

Facet Joint Injections (Cervical)

These injections help your doctor find or treat pain in the facet joints of your neck. Facet joints are found on both sides of your spine. Your vertebrae connect at these joints.

Foraminotomy (Lumbar Spine)

Foraminotomy (Lumbar Spine)

This procedure relieves pressure on spinal nerves in your lower back. It makes more room in an opening called a “foramen.” That’s where a spinal nerve exits as it branches away from your spine.

Living With Chronic Pain

Living With Chronic Pain

If you have pain that lasts for more than six months, you have “chronic” pain. It’s different from the temporary pain you feel when you hurt yourself. With chronic pain, you may not know why you are hurting. Your pain may affect your whole body and your mind, causing problems that ripple through every part of your life. But there is hope. Here are some tips to help you manage chronic pain.

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

This procedure is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections is needed to treat a problem.

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.

PRP Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

PRP Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

If you have back pain, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your back feel better and work better.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Cervical Facets

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Cervical Facets

This procedure uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your neck. It eases pain that isn’t helped by medications or physical therapy.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets

This procedure uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. It eases pain that isn’t helped by medications or physical therapy.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Thoracic Facets

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Thoracic Facets

This procedure uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your upper back. It eases pain that isn’t helped by medications or physical therapy.

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.

Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) in the Cervical Spine

Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) in the Cervical Spine

This injection targets a painful nerve in your cervical spine. It helps your doctor find which nerve is pressed on by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or some other problem. It may give you pain relief.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Boston Scientific)

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Boston Scientific)

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Paddle Lead)

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Paddle Lead)

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

Stellate Ganglion Block

Stellate Ganglion Block

A stellate ganglion nerve block is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your neck. This helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to the nerves. Treatment may require a series of injections.

Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Discs

Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Discs

Spinal discs allow your spine to bend and twist. These flexible shock absorbers can be damaged by injury, disease, or the added stress that can result from a spinal fusion. But stem cell therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help repair disc damage. It can slow disc degeneration. It may help you avoid surgery.

Hip, Leg and Knee

Care and Management

Joint Injection: Hip

Joint Injection: Hip

This outpatient injection procedure relieves hip, leg or buttock pain caused by arthritis or other damage to the hip joint.

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

This procedure is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections is needed to treat a problem.

Medial Branch Block

Medial Branch Block

This is an injection of numbing medicine. It bathes the medial branch nerves, which attach to the facet joints of your spine. These nerves hurt when facet joints are injured or diseased. The injection helps find the source of your pain. And it may relieve your pain for a brief time.

PRP Therapy for Chronic Knee Pain

PRP Therapy for Chronic Knee Pain

If you have pain in your knee, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your knee feel better and work better.

PRP Therapy for Hip Arthritis (AcCELLerated Biologics)

PRP Therapy for Hip Arthritis (AcCELLerated Biologics)

If you have arthritis in your hip, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your hip feel better and work better.

PRP Therapy for Knee Arthritis (AcCELLerated Biologics)

PRP Therapy for Knee Arthritis (AcCELLerated Biologics)

If you have arthritis in your knee, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your knee feel better and work better.

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets

This procedure uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. It eases pain that isn’t helped by medications or physical therapy.

Spinal Epidural for Hip and Lower Extremity

Spinal Epidural for Hip and Lower Extremity

This procedure uses an injection of anesthesia to numb the hips and lower extremities in preparation for a medical procedure. The patient remains awake and alert, and still has the ability to offer feedback to the operating physician.

Stem Cell Therapy (Overview)

Stem Cell Therapy (Overview)

If you have an injury, or if you have tendons or ligaments that have become inflamed, stem cell therapy may help. It uses your body’s own stem cells to help heal damage. It may help you avoid surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Pain

Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Pain

If you injure your hip, or if you have tendons or ligaments that have become inflamed, stem cell therapy may help. It uses your body’s own stem cells to help heal hip damage. It may help you avoid surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain

If you have injured your knee, or if normal wear and tear has caused degeneration of your joint, stem cell therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help repair knee damage. It may help you avoid surgery.

Wireless Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Wireless Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

If you have chronic pain, peripheral nerve stimulation can help. It uses electrical pulses to disrupt pain signals. It may reduce your need for pain medications. Here’s how it works.

Conditions

Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Our knees take a lot of force. They support the weight of the body. They keep us upright and stable. They cushion us when we walk and run. So it’s not unusual to feel knee pain at some time in our lives. Let’s learn about knee pain, and what you can do about it.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

This condition is a problem with the peripheral nervous system. These are the nerves that branch out from your brain and spinal cord and travel to all of the other parts of your body.

Medications

Medications

Disposing of Opioids

Disposing of Opioids

If you’re done taking opioids but have some pills left over, it’s time to get rid of them. Keeping unused pills isn’t safe. They can be deadly to people or pets who may find them. But don’t simply throw opioids in the trash. Here’s how to dispose of them safely.

Getting Help for Opioid Addiction

Getting Help for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is overwhelming. It robs you of happiness and health. It can steal away your family and friends. But it is treatable. With the right support, you can beat opioid addiction. Let’s learn about treatment options.

How Opioid Abuse Affects Personality

How Opioid Abuse Affects Personality

Opioids are powerful for controlling pain. But too often, they are abused. This leads to dependence and addiction. And as this happens, your personality can change.

How Opioids Affect the Brain

How Opioids Affect the Brain

If you’ve had an injury or a surgery, your doctor may prescribe an “opioid.” This is a type of powerful painkiller. Opioids can mask severe pain. They may help when other pain control methods aren’t working. But they can also affect your brain in a way that’s harmful. You can become addicted. Let’s learn about how they interact with your brain.

Managing Your Medications

Managing Your Medications

Did you remember to take your pills this morning? Wait, do you take the oval pill with food, or without? It’s easy to make a mistake with your medications if you aren’t organized. But relax, these tips will help you manage your medications with no worries.

Opioid Medications

Opioid Medications

Opioids are a class of powerful drugs. They can control severe pain. Oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine are examples of prescription opioids. So are morphine and fentanyl.

Opioid Misuse

Opioid Misuse

If you control pain with an opioid prescription, you may have been warned about the dangers of misuse. But what is misuse, exactly? Let’s take a few minutes to learn about opioid misuse and how to avoid it.

Opioids (Common Side Effects)

Opioids (Common Side Effects)

Opioids are a powerful class of drugs. They can control severe pain. But many people who use opioids experience some side effects. You should be aware of these side effects so you can use these drugs safely.

Opioids (Physical Dependence and Addiction)

Opioids (Physical Dependence and Addiction)

Opioids are a class of powerful drugs. They can block pain signals, and they can help control severe pain. But they can be dangerous. Over time, you may find it hard to stop taking opioids. And some people become addicted to the drugs.

Opioids and Chronic Pain Management

Opioids and Chronic Pain Management

Opioids are a powerful class of drugs. They can control severe pain. But they often aren’t recommended for many types of chronic pain. That’s because their long-term use can cause your body to begin to depend on them.

Opioids and Depression

Opioids and Depression

We know pain and depression are linked. If you’re in pain, you can become depressed about it. But did you know depression is also linked to certain pain medications? Let’s take a few minutes to learn about this connection.

OxyContin® (Oxycodone)

OxyContin® (Oxycodone)

This is an opioid medication. Your doctor may give it to you for severe pain. It may help when other pain control methods don’t.

Side Effects of Long-Term Opioid Use

Side Effects of Long-Term Opioid Use

Opioids are powerful tools for controlling short-term pain. But using them for a long time can be dangerous. That’s because long-term use causes severe side effects. Let’s look at how they can impact you.

Signs of Opioid Abuse

Signs of Opioid Abuse

Lately, something just doesn’t seem right. You think your loved one could be abusing opioids. But how can you tell? Keep an eye out for these subtle signs of opioid abuse.

Tapering Opioid Use Safely

Tapering Opioid Use Safely

When it’s time for you to stop taking your opioid medication, you need to do it safely. If you’ve only been using your medication for a brief time, your doctor may say it’s OK to stop suddenly. But if you’ve used it for longer, your doctor may say you need to stop gradually to let your body adjust. We call this “tapering.”

Understanding the Opioid Crisis

Understanding the Opioid Crisis

If you’re taking an opioid to control pain, your doctor may have warned you about misuse. That’s because opioid misuse leads to addiction. And opioid addiction has become a widespread problem. Let’s learn about this public health crisis.

Using Opioids Safely

Using Opioids Safely

Opioids are powerful drugs. They control severe pain. But they can be dangerous or even life threatening if used incorrectly. Follow these guidelines for safe use.

Shoulder

Care and Management

PRP Therapy for Shoulder Pain

PRP Therapy for Shoulder Pain

If you have shoulder pain, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your shoulder feel better and work better.

PRP Therapy for Shoulder Pain (AcCELLerated Biologics)

PRP Therapy for Shoulder Pain (AcCELLerated Biologics)

If you have shoulder pain, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your shoulder feel better and work better.