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Herniated Disc - Pain Management

Shah Scrubs SmallWith Nirav K. Shah, MD, FACS

Pain management of a herniated disc can help avoid surgery in many cases. In fact, if pain management can be achieved, very few patients would require surgery. Dr. Shah describes various pain management strategies.

The physicians at Princeton Brain & Spine Care provide the latest technologies in the ever-changing world of surgical pain management. These conditions include the management of intractable pain syndrome, failed back syndrome, cancer pain, trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, among others.

The range of treatments offered varies, and includes same-day epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks and neuro augmentation such as spinal cord stimulators, or intrathecal spinal cord pain pumps and/or neuro-ablative procedures including decompression and rhizotomies.

Cancer pain, pain from failed back syndrome, and/or pain from reflex sympathetic dystrophy can all be difficult pain management issues. We offer the range of neuro-augmentation treatments including the implantable pain pump and the spinal cord stimulator.

We also can manage the patient's post-operative care with pump adjustments, though typically this is done in conjunction with other pain management physicians.

Occipital neuralgia pain can also be debilitating. We offer a range of treatments including nerve injections, to neuro-ablation strategies including C-2 rhizotomies. Non-operative pain management is also offered.

The physicians at Princeton Brain & Spine Care advocate a step-wise treatment strategy towards spinal pain, whether from disc herniations or from other spinal stenosis syndromes.

We offer out-patient lumbar epidual injections as well as selective nerve root blocks in order to maintain a continuity of care with our patients.

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LastUpdate: 2016-05-28 16:47:45


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