Interventional treatments at Nura range from image-guided steroid injections and nerve blocks to precision nerve-ablation procedures to trials and surgical implants of neurostimulation devices or pain pumps (targeted spinal drug delivery) to treat complex chronic pain. Reference Neuromodulation for more information on implantable pain control options.
Interventional pain procedures may be diagnostic (identifying the precise physical generator of pain), therapeutic (relieving pain for prolonged periods) or both diagnostic and therapeutic (identifying the pain generator and relieving pain at the same time).
Therapeutic Interventional Procedures
These minimally-invasive medical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis in Nura’s state-of-the-art, Ambulatory Surgical Centers in order to provide long-term pain relief.
Diagnostic Interventional Procedures
To help determine the exact cause of your pain, there are several diagnostic tests that can be performed by a specialized pain physician. The interventional pain specialist may use minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to help identify the physical generators of your pain. Interventional procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, with IV sedation or general anesthesia, in Nura’s state-of-the art, Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
Spinal Fracture Repair
Advanced procedures such as vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spine. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally-invasive procedures that repair a vertebral compression fracture by reconstructing compressed vertebral bone, restoring alignment or removing pressure on a nerve. These procedures can help restore the spine’s natural shape. Some patients experience rapid pain relief after the procedure.