Depending on the specific nature and source of pain, a variety of interventional pain procedures may be considered. These procedures always utilize x-ray (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound guidance and may include injections of medications into symptomatic parts of the spine, specific peripheral nerves, injured ligaments, tendons, muscles, or bursal structures, or joints. Dr. Saeger has decades of experience with injection therapy, radiofrequency neurotomy, and spinal cord stimulation, and frequently teaches these techniques as a senior instructor for the Spine Intervention Society. Other minimally invasive surgical procedures may be appropriate for some conditions, and Dr. Saeger continues to expand the range of options he can offer, as technology progresses in this evolving field.
The focus of Dr. Saeger’s practice is on interventional therapies rather than pain medication management. He works in close collaboration with other surgical specialists, neurologists, primary care providers, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other members of a comprehensive care team, and as specific circumstances require.
- Back & Neck Pain
- Worker’s Compensation
- Personal Injury
- Spinal Injections
- Epidural Injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Herniated Disk
- Epidural injections, transforaminal or interlaminar, as conditions warrant
- Facet joint injections and diagnostic facet medial branch blocks
- Diagnostic and therapeutic joint and joint complex injections
- Radiofrequency Neurotomy—RFN
- Extradural spinal nerve transection—a permanent alternative to RFN for lumbar facet
- Spinal cord and peripheral neurostimulation trials and permanent implants
- Mild and VertiFlex procedures for spinal stenosis
- Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion
- Endoscopic discectomy
- Orthobiologic treatments – PRP and BMAC
Sciatica pain is immediately incapacitating, and it frequently leads to long-term incapacitation. Aside from the pain, patients frequently experience tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness in their leg, making standing and walking impossible.
Simply put, sciatica reduces your quality of life.
Anyone suffering from Sciatica can find all-natural pain relief options at our clinic. You won’t need surgery or opioids if you work with us, and we’ll be able to improve your life right away.
Sciatica can be caused by a number of conditions that involve your spine and affect the nerves that run down your back. It can also be caused by an injury, such as a fall, or by spinal or sciatic nerve tumors.
The following are some of the most common conditions that can cause sciatica.
- Herniated discs – occur when the first layer of the cartilage ribs.
- Spinal stenosis – It’s characterized by the abnormal narrowing of your lower spinal canal.
- Spondylolisthesis – is one of the associated conditions of degenerative disk disorder.
- Piriformis syndrome – is a rare neuromuscular disorder in which your piriformis muscle involuntarily contracts or tightens, causing sciatica.
When should I see a doctor if I’m experiencing Sciatica pain?
Call our clinic if:
- Your pain worsens
- You lose feeling in your affected leg, or notice weakness in your leg
- You develop problems with your bowels or bladder
- Your pain returns after successful treatment of your sciatica
How can sciatica pain be treated?
Our clinic is popular with Integrative medicine. There are a variety of sciatica alternative treatments available here at our clinic.
- Acupuncture – this procedure is virtually painless
- Chiropractic – manipulate your spine to achieve maximum spinal mobility
- Induce hypnosis – which is intended to put you in a very relaxed, focused state of mind, allowing you to best receive healthy suggestions and instructions
- Massage therapy – apply motion, pressure, tension, or vibration to your body to relieve pressure and pain.
- Lumbar Therapeutic Injections for Sciatica – may help treat pain stemming from conditions that affect the sciatic nerve.
- Epidural steroid injections – may help relieve sciatic pain stemming from conditions such as spinal stenosis, disc herniation, or degenerative disc disease.
- Selective nerve root blocks – reduces inflammation and numbs the pain transmitted by the nerve.
When you are first diagnosed with sciatica, our clinic will most likely give you advice on how to treat your sciatica pain. You should try to carry on with your daily activities as much as possible. Lying in bed or avoiding activity can aggravate your symptoms.
Back & Neck Pain
Back and neck discomfort of any kind can significantly limit your daily activities and make your life miserable.
Symptoms of back pain can range from moderate to severe and debilitating. Back pain can limit your range of motion and negatively impact your ability to do daily tasks and enjoy life. If you’re experiencing chronic discomfort, see your doctor right away.
The cervical vertebrae in your neck are the source of neck pain. The neck is particularly vulnerable to injury due to its exposed position and wide range of motion.
Back and neck pain can be excruciating. Is this a condition that comes on quickly and strongly? Long-term pain might linger for several weeks to years. The pain might either be constant or sporadic.
Even with today’s technology, pinpointing the exact source of back and neck pain remains a challenge. All or some of the following may be to blame for back and neck pain:
- Incorrect use, such as repetitive or heavy lifting, overuse, or excessive activity
- Bruises, wounds, or sprains
- Stress on the muscles and ligaments that support your spine or the effects of aging can lead to vertebral degeneration.
- Tumors and bone spurs are examples of malignant development.
- Increased weight on your spine and disc pressure caused by obesity.
- A lack of muscle mass
- Tension in the muscles
- Strain vs. strain
- Torn ligaments and muscles
- Arthritis and other debilitating joint conditions
- Pinched nerve and protruding or ruptured (slipped) disk
- Compression fractures with osteoporosis
- Your vertebrae and bones may have congenital abnormalities that were present at birth
- Aortic aneurysm, for example, is a type of abdominal ailment
At what point should I contact my doctor?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Bladder or bowel control is lost, and both legs are weak. Symptoms like these necessitate prompt intervention.
- Intractable, persistent, and unrelieved back or neck discomfort
- Post-injury or post-fall pain
- Leg or arm ache, tingling, or numbness
- Weight reduction without the purpose of shedding pounds
What is the treatment for back and neck pain?
To treat these types of back pain, many doctors will recommend surgery or strong medication. Most people with back pain, on the other hand, do not want to take time off work to recover from surgery or rely on long-term medication prescriptions. Non-surgical, drug-free treatment for back and neck problems is our specialty.
The muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the spine and its joints are the focus of the clinic’s back and neck pain treatment. Reduce pain and stiffness, strengthen muscles, and restore mobility are the main goals.
Our medical staff will conduct a thorough examination to identify the underlying causes of your back or neck pain. In order to alleviate pain, expand range of motion, strengthen muscles, and ultimately reestablish skilled function, they will design a therapy plan specifically for you.
Each patient’s treatment is tailored to their personal needs based on the results of their first evaluation and subsequent spinal monitoring throughout their course of treatment. The ultimate goal is to get back to your old self.
Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance that replaces lost wages and pays for medical care for people injured on the job. It typically covers a number of injuries that can happen to nearly any worker. These injuries may occur as a result of a slip and fall accident, tripping over a hazard or on an unsafe surface, or falling off a ladder. For some workers, workers’ compensation will cover injuries that happen while the worker is driving or traveling as part of his or her work duties.
Musculoskeletal disorders affect a person’s muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments.
A number of musculoskeletal disorders can keep a worker off the job, including:
- Sprains, strains, and tears
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries
- Headaches and migraines
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. That is where the professionals at Premier Spine and Pain Clinics come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery.