Spinal care for herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and other spine-related conditions is available at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care. The team uses the highest-quality electrodiagnostic testing and interventional spine procedures available to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. As spinal pain specialists, the team offers comprehensive and personalized care at their three locations in West Plano and North Plano, Texas. For expert spinal care, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Spinal Care Q & A
What is spinal care?
Spinal care is a branch of orthopedics that requires advanced training for the diagnosis and treatment of spine-related conditions. The doctors at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care are all specialists in spinal care and offer advanced electrodiagnostic medicine and interventional spine procedures in the office so that you can receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for your condition.
Spinal care includes the diagnosis and management of conditions such as:
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal stenosis
When you have a complex spinal condition, getting the best care from the specialists at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care can help you recover or manage your pain effectively.
What is electrodiagnostic medicine?
Electrodiagnostic medicine is a component of spinal care that uses evidence-based, state-of-the-art technology to diagnose different spinal conditions. Types of electrodiagnostic tests include:
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve conduction studies (NCS)
- Selective nerve blocks
- Arthrograms with CT
The team also provides referrals to a local imaging center for MRIs and CT scans whenever necessary. Since most diagnostic testing options are available on-site, the team can diagnose your condition faster than sending you to a hospital for testing and begin your treatment sooner.
What types of interventional spine procedures are available?
As specialists in spinal care, the team offers a wide range of interventional spine procedures aimed at reducing your pain and decreasing your need for surgery. Common interventional spine procedures include:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Epidural lysis of adhesions (LOA)
- Facet and sacroiliac joint injections
- Hardware blocks
- Intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty (IDET) and biacuplasty
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and radiofrequency rhizotomy
- Selective nerve root blocks and sympathetic blocks
- Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
The procedures may be combined with physical therapy, stem cell therapy, or regenerative medicine, depending on your needs.
Am I a candidate for an interventional spine procedure?
To determine if an interventional spine procedure is right for you, the team begins with a thorough consultation and physical exam. They also review any treatments you’ve received in the past and prior imaging like X-rays or an MRI that you’ve had taken. Additional imaging or electrodiagnostic tests may be recommended to determine your diagnosis.
After explaining your diagnosis, the team outlines treatment options based on your symptoms and the severity of your diagnosis. In many cases, a variety of treatment approaches may be recommended to fully address your specific diagnosis and help you recover.
Schedule a spine care visit at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care online or by phone (972) 596-1059 today for expert spinal care.