NERA Spine, Sports & Pain Medicine
NERA | Northeast Rehab

Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal & Neurological Conditions Managed By Dr. Scott Naftulin and Dr. Bruce Zhang

Spinal Nerve

DRG Stimulation (Dorsal Root Ganglion)

What is the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG)? The DRG (dorsal root ganglion) is a bundle of sensory nerves in the spine. These nerves transmit pain from the peripheral nervous system (arms and legs for example) through the spinal nerve and into the spinal cord and subsequently up to the brain. The DRG is believed to [...]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Definition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) also previously known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a complex condition occurring after injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack. It is a chronic, painful condition that usually affects a single limb after an injury. It is believed to be caused by damage to or malfunction of the nervous [...]

Diagnostic Blocks | Treatment for a Painful Condition

What is a Diagnostic Block? Diagnostic blocks involve the precise placement of local anesthetic or numbing medication in or near the presumed painful structure such as the zygapophyseal or facet joints or spinal nerve. The patient’s pain is assessed both before and after the block and inferences can be made regarding the “pain generator” or [...]