Lehigh Valley’s Comprehensive, Experienced & Knowledgeable Pain Treatment, Diagnosis & Pain Relief Specialists

Lehigh Valley’s pain expertsDr. Scott Naftulin, Dr. Bruce Zhang and the associates of Specialty Spine & NERA medical institute, use the most effective medical, interventional, rehabilitative, surgical and alternative treatments presently available.

Dr’s. Naftulin and Zhang, and the NERA Specialty Spine team, determines remedies of comfort & relief based on careful diagnose & evaluation of a patient.

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What are Epidural Steroid Injections?

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.

Pain Treatment with Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)

Chronic Pain Relief With Radiofrequency Neurotomy?

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.

Pain Relief With Radiofrequency Neurotomy

What are Facet (zygapophysial) Joint Injections?

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.

Pain Relief Involving Facet Joint Injections

What is Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injection?

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.

Relief with Sacroiliac Joint Injections

What is Regenerative Medicine?

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, orthobiologics has been available for quite some time.

Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Therapy for Pain