Lehigh Valley’s Comprehensive, Experienced & Knowledgeable Pain Treatment, Diagnosis & Pain Relief Specialists
Lehigh Valley’s pain experts of Dr. Scott Naftulin and the associates of Specialty Spine & NERA medical institute, use the most effective medical, interventional, rehabilitative, surgical and alternative treatments presently available.
Dr Naftulin and his team determines remedies of comfort & relief based on careful diagnose & evaluation of a patient.
An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. ESI may be performed to relieve pain caused by spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, or disc herniation.
The use of radiofrequency heat has been used for medical treatments over the last several decades. The RF heat is produced by a special heat generator. The heat can be precisely controlled both in temperature and location. In the treatment of neck or back pain, the RF is used to treat facet or zygapophyseal joint pain. Less frequently, RF has been applied in different forms to the disc and spinal nerves.
A lumbar facet joint block is an injection of local anesthetic (numbing medicine) into one or more of the small joints located along the side of each vertebrae on both sides of the spine in the lower part of the back. Multiple injections may be performed, depending upon how many joints are involved.
A sacroiliac (SI) joint injection “also called a sacroiliac joint block” is primarily used either to diagnose or treat low back pain and/or sciatica symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The sacroiliac joints lie next to the spine and connect the sacrum with the hip on both sides. There are two sacroiliac joints, one on the right and one on the left. Joint inflammation and/or dysfunction in this area can cause pain.
Regenerative Medicine refers to the use of native and bioengineered cells, assistive devices, and engineering platforms to develop new treatments with the potential to fully heal the underlying causes of diseases, rather than only manage disease symptoms. In some forms such as organ and bone marrow transplant, regenerative medicine has been available for quite some time.