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Anterior Endoscopic Cervical Microdiscectomy - This minimally-invasive surgical procedure, performed through a tiny hole in the neck, removes the bulging portion of a herniated cervical disc. It is designed to relieve neck and radiating arm pain caused by herniated disc material pressing on nerve roots. It Is performed outpatient at our Citrus Park Surgery Center.
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Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement - This procedure replaces a degenerative or damaged spinal disc with an implant designed to preserve motion in your neck. This procedure can relieve the pain of compressed nerves in the cervical spine. The procedure involves a small incision and can usually be done as an outpatient with no overnight hospital stay, in our Citrus Park Surgery Center.
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Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection - This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves. It is performed in the office at Nucci Medical or outpatient in our Citrus Park Surgery Center.
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Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy - During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your neck. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn't respond to medications or to physical therapy. It is performed as an outpatient procedure in our Citrus Park Surgery Center. Relief usually begins in 3-5 days and continues to improve.
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Cervical Radiculopathy - This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column. Our orthopedic doctors can diagnose the problem and offer treatment options to heal your injury.
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Discography (Cervical) - This procedure, also called a "discogram," helps your doctor find painful spinal discs. It can show the source of pain in your neck. To see how it works, let's watch a discography done in the cervical spine. Treatment options can be offered after the discogram is done at our Citrus Park Surgery Center in Tampa.
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Electromyography (EMG) - This is a test of your muscles and nerves. It usually has two parts. One is a nerve conduction study. This measures how well electricity moves through your nerves. The second part is a needle electromyogram. It records the electrical signals your muscles make when you move them. The results can help our doctors locate nerve compression in your spine, arms, and legs.
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Epidural Steroid Injection/Neck - This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or radiculopathy can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.
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Facet Joint Injections - The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection will help our orthopedic surgeons at Nucci Medical diagnose the source of a patient's pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.
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Facet Joint Syndrome - This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and are surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist. Our orthopedic surgeons at Nucci Medical can diagnose and treat facet pain by physical therapy, medications, and injections.
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Fibromyalgia - This chronic condition is believed to be a type of interference with the way your brain processes pain signals. It leaves you highly sensitive to pain. If you have this condition, you may feel long-lasting pain throughout your body. Our orthopedic surgeons offer many treatment options for this condition.
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Herniated Disc (Cervical) - This condition is a rupture of one of the vertebral discs in your neck. A herniated disc can allow disc material to press harmfully against the spinal nerves. Our orthopedic surgeons can diagnose the problem through physical exams and MRI. Disk herniations are not always painful and most can be treated non-surgically.
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Laminectomy (Cervical) - This procedure removes a section of bone from the rear of one or more vertebrae to relieve the painful and disabling pressure of stenosis. The procedure can be done minimally invasively at our Citrus Park Surgery Center by our Board-Certified orthopedic surgeons in Tampa.
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Laminectomy (Cervical) with Fusion - This procedure removes a section of bone from the rear of one or more vertebrae to relieve the painful and disabling pressure of stenosis. The spine is then stabilized with rods and screws. Under the appropriate conditions, it can be done as an outpatient procedure in our Citrus Park Surgery Center by our board-certified orthopedic surgeons in Tampa.
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Medial Branch Block (Cervical) - This is an injection of numbing medicine that bathes the medial branch nerves. These nerves are attached to the facet joints of the spine. Disease or injury of these joints can cause pain in the medial branch nerves. This pain may travel through the neck, shoulders, upper back and head. A medial branch block can help your physician find the source of your pain. It may also provide temporary pain relief. It is performed outpatient in our Citrus Park Surgery Center.
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Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain) - This common injury is a stretching or tearing of the trapezius. This large muscle group spans the upper back, shoulders and neck. These muscles are commonly called the "trap" muscles. Our orthopedic surgeons can offer treatment options including: physical therapy, medications, and trigger point injections.
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Myelopathy - This is a problem that affects your spinal cord. It happens when something presses harmfully against it. Your spinal cord is the main nerve pathway between your brain and your body. Pressure on it can cause problems throughout your body.
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Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) - This noninvasive, outpatient exam is used to measure how quickly nerves conduct electrical signals through the body. NCS is a valuable technique for diagnosing nerve damage. If damage exists, NCS can help a physician find its source. After the test is complete, our orthopedic surgeons at Nucci Medical can offer treatment options.
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Physical Therapy (Overview) - If you have problems moving your body, physical therapy can help. It can control your pain and help you recover from injury or disease. It can help you get better after surgery. It can also help keep you healthy as you get older. Our orthopedic surgeons in Tampa at Nucci Medical can order the appropriate physical therapy for your condition.
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Post-Whiplash Headache - This is a chronic headache. It can develop after a whiplash injury (a violent back-and-forth jerking of the neck). Our orthopedic specialists at Nucci Medical can diagnose and treat this condition with physical therapy, medication, and injections as needed.
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Spinal Stenosis (Cervical) - This condition is a narrowing of the spinal canal that results from the degeneration of bones, discs, or joints in the cervical spine. Our orthopedic experts can diagnose this condition on x-ray and MRI. Treatment options include outpatient epidural steroid injections and minimally invasive spine surgery.
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Spinal Stenosis (Thoracic) - This condition affects the thoracic spine between the neck and the lower back. It is a narrowing of the spinal canal that results from degeneration of bones in the spine, disc herniation, or thickening of the tissues that surround the spinal cord. Our orthopedic experts can diagnose this condition on x-ray and MRI. Treatment options include outpatient epidural steroid injections and minimally invasive spine surgery.
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Stellate Ganglion Block - A stellate ganglion nerve block is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your neck. This helps our doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to the nerves. It is performed at our Citrus Park Surgery Center. Treatment may require a series of injections.
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Where Neck Pain Begins - Neck pain is a common problem that severely impacts the quality of your life. It can limit your ability to be active. It can cause you to miss work. Many different causes may lead to pain in your neck. Our Tampa orthopedic surgeons at Nucci Medical can diagnose the cause of your neck pain and offer treatment options. Neck pain usually can be treated conservatively with good success.
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Whiplash - This is a common neck injury. It happens when your neck jerks back and forth quickly and violently. Your spine bends past its normal range of motion. This can injure the vertebrae of your cervical spine. It can damage the supporting ligaments and muscles in your neck. Our Orthopedic surgeons at Nucci Medical in Tampa can diagnose whiplash by examination and x-ray to offer early treatment options in order to prevent long-term disability. Common causes of whiplash include car accidents and workplace injuries.
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