NEUROMODULATORY SURGERY

OVERVIEW

Neuromodulation includes treatments that involve stimulation or administration of medications directly to the body’s nervous system for therapeutic purposes. The target neurons for stimulation include those in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the autonomic nervous system, and the deep cell nuclei of the brain, resulting in modulation of their activity.

 

Neuromodulation includes several modalities, and is a cross-disciplinary approach to acute and chronic pain control and neurologic dysfunction. Neuromodulation can be used to treat movement disorders, spasticity, and epilepsy, as well as multiple pain syndromes.

 

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery

  • Spinal cord stimulation

  • Intrathecal Pain Management

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SURGICAL AND NON-SURGICAL PAIN SOLUTIONS

Chronic headache - including migraine, tension, cluster headache - can significantly decrease a patient's quality of life. At the neuromodulatory clinic of Dr. Whitney James, your provider will do an extensive history to pinpoint the source of your headaches and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for achieving freedom from headache pain. Treatment therapies range from non-invasive therapies, like oral medications, integrative body work and deep relaxation, to more invasive therapies, like trigger point and Botox injections, peripheral nerve stimulation and cervical decompressive surgery. 

CHRONIC HEADACHE
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NECK PAIN

Neck and radicular arm pain can be debilitating. Dr. Whitney James and her team will thoroughly assess your symptoms and imaging findings to target the source of your pain and effectively treat it. Common cervical, or neck, therapies include heat therapy, yoga therapy, integrative body work, and physical therapy. If pain persists despite these conservative therapies, more invasive therapies such as trigger point injections, spinal cord stimulation, targeted intrathecal drug delivery and surgical decompression surgery may be recommended. 

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NERVE PAIN

Nerve pain, or neuropathy, can interrupt sleep, decrease job performance and significantly decrease the quality of one's life. Nerve pain often originates in the peripheral nerves of the limbs or the junction at which those nerves exit the spinal canal. Dr. James and her team will conduct a thorough assessment to pinpoint the source of your nerve pain. Often times, an electromyography, or "EMG nerve conduction", study will be ordered. Therapies for treatment of nerve pain include vitamin supplementation, physical therapy, peripheral nerve stimulation, targeted intrathecal drug delivery and surgical decompression of peripheral nerves. 

STEM CELL THERAPIES

Novel stem cell therapies offer patients a new option for treatment of a variety of different types of pain. At the Neuromodulatory Clinic of Dr. Whitney James, stem cell therapies are often recommended as an adjunct to spinal decompressive surgeries as well as treatments for joint pain. 

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BACK PAIN

There is no need to live with back pain, nor should you let it to prevent you from living your best life. Dr. Whitney James and her team are highly specialized in the treatment of both acute and chronic back pain. Therapies range from non-invasive treatments, such as integrative body work, yoga therapy and acupuncture, to more invasive therapies such as vertebroplasty for spinal compression fractures, spinal cord stimulation, targeted intrathecal drug delivery and decompressive spine surgery. 

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JOINT PAIN

Shoulder, hip and knee pain can be agonizing. The provider team at the clinic of Dr. Whitney James will gently evaluate your pain and develop a comprehensive plan for treatment. Therapies for treatment of joint pain include diet modification, physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, joint injections and stem cell therapies. Neuromodulatory treatments, such as dorsal root ganglion stimulation may be recommended as well.

NEUROMUSCULAR PAIN

Neuromuscular pain typically originates in the muscle fibers of the body. The neuromuscular junction, where peripheral nerves meet muscle fibers, can be safely modulated to effectively treat muscle pain. Treatments for neuromuscular pain include diet supplementation, heat therapy, integrative body work, yoga therapy, trigger point injections, muscle fiber stimulation and targeted intrathecal drug delivery. One, or several, of these therapies may be recommended in your individualized treatment plan. 

BOTOX INJECTIONS

In addition to providing FDA-approved Botox as an effective treatment for chronic migraines, our team offers cosmetic injections to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to achieve natural and radiant results.

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CORUS SPINAL SYSTEM

CORUS is a highly effective, minimally invasive system for the surgical treatment of neck and upper back pain. CORUS is used to treat neuroforaminal stenosis with radiculopathy in the cervical spine. It is also effective at treating medically refractory facet joint arthropathy (or arthritis) in the cervical and high thoracic spine.

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