Technology

Technology
A fluoroscope is a specialized technology that provides real time x-ray images that assist the doctor during procedures such as guided injections, vertebroplasty and placement of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps.
An EMG is a diagnostic tool used to determine the health of the nerves that control our muscles (motor neurons). By translating the electrical signals into data such as graphs sounds or numbers, the EMG will provide an assessment of the effectiveness of the neurons and their ability to make our muscles contract. During a needle EMG, a needle electrode inserted directly into a muscle records the electrical activity in that muscle. EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.

A Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) is another part of an EMG, uses electrodes taped to the skin (surface electrodes) to measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points.

An EEG is a diagnostic test used to detect abnormalities in the the electrical activity of your brain. brain waves, or the electrical activity of your brain. For the procedure, electrodes consisting of small metal discs with thin wires are pasted onto your scalp. These electrodes can detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of your brain cells and help identify any issues with your brain waves by interpreting the data compiled during the test.

An Ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to view issues with deeper tissues, veins and organs without needing surgery.

It can also be used as a treatment modality to treat pain conditions and to promote tissue healing. Ultrasound therapy may be beneficial for those with the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bursitis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pain caused by scar tissue
  • Phantom limb pain

 

The nystagmogram is used during to diagnose potential balance and dizziness concerns. This tool is designed to document a patient’s ability to follow simple visual commands and to see how well the eyes respond to vestibular information. Testing both visual function as well as vestibular function allows our doctors to address each patient’s functionality and to create an effective treatment plan.

A PRP centrifuge is used to harvest the patient’s own platelets, which are then concentrated for optimal healing. Prior to the patient’s procedure, a small sample of blood is drawn, which is then placed in a specialized centrifuge that will separate and concentrate the patient’s own natural healing agents.

Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays.  The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment.  Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film.  Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care.  It’s also a very green technology.  By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste it is better for you and the environment!
We are thrilled to be able to offer our patients a state of the art on site surgical suite, complete with the latest technological advances.
Using Electronic Medical Records our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care.  This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper.  Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.
These television monitors are found throughout our office for patients to watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also use them to view their diagnostic films while speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their pain.
Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.