The Pain Clinic of Lake Superior provides the newest and most novel treatments and procedures known to modern medicine. The following links provide information on current therapies available to patients. Click the images or links below to learn more.
Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to treat one or more vertebral compression fractures (VCFs).
Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulator
Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation targets specific areas of pain that are difficult to reach. A DRG stimulator is implanted in a similar way to a typical spinal cord stimulator (SCS) to treat areas of pain in the lower body.
An Intrathecal Pump is a surgically implanted device that holds pain medication. The pump sends pain medication directly to the nerves in your spine through a catheter. With an Intrathecal Pump, chronic pain conditions, failed back surgeries, cancer-related pain and spasticity can be treated.
With a Ketamine Infusion, specific pain receptors are blocked in your brain and some of the nerve cells in your brain and spine are re-set. This treatment may help with certain forms of nerve and back pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome and traumatic spinal cord injury.
Regenerative Medicine: Platelet-rich Plasma/Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative Medicine uses different treatments that can assist the body in its own healing. This therapy can be used to treat chronic pain from overuse injuries, orthopedic arthritis and tendon and ligament tears.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is used in pain management to send radio waves that heat specific nerves. This prevents pain signals from being sent to the brain for long-term conditions, such as arthritic joints, that haven't responded to other treatment methods.
Spinal Cord Stimulator
A Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is a device that is implanted under the skin. The SCS sends electrical impulses that disrupt pain signals being sent to the brain. This may be a pain management alternative to surgery, injections, medication or physical therapy.
Sprint Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS)
A SPRINT Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) is a minimally invasive option to treat chronic pain. The SPRINT PNS is designed to provide relief from pain by stimulating targeted peripheral nerve fibers.
The Vertiflex Procedure gives patients a minimally invasive option for long-term relief of leg and back pain. The process involves implanting a spacer between the vertebrae of the spine.
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is an option for lower back pain when medication, physical therapy or other treatments are not providing relief. The MILD procedure restores space in the spinal canal by removing excess ligament tissue.