Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center
Pain Management & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Winchester, TN
With advances in surgical tools and technologies, many spine procedures can be performed using minimally invasive tools and techniques. Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center in Winchester, Tennessee, is a state-of-the-art pain management practice that offers the most cutting-edge spine procedures to ease neck and back pain. William Newton, DO, MS, and the team perform minimally invasive spine procedures to provide long-term pain relief and reduce reliance on pain medications. To find out more about spine procedures, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Spine Procedures Q&A
What are spine procedures?
Spine procedures are surgeries or treatments that involve your spine.
Your spine has a series of bones, each separated by a cushiony disc. The structure of your spine allows you to twist and bend your upper body, but it also protects your spinal cord and serves as an exit point for your spinal nerves.
Unfortunately, injuries and medical conditions that affect the spine may lead to chronic neck or back pain. When conservative care fails to reduce this type of pain, you may benefit from a spine procedure.
What are the types of spine procedures?
The Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center team offers the most current state-of-the-art spine procedures. Some of the spine procedures they perform include:
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
RFA is a minimally invasive spine procedure for chronic back and neck pain. During treatment, your specialist directs radiofrequency energy at the nerve causing your pain. The heat disrupts the nerve’s function, stopping the pain signals to your brain.
The Vertiflex™ Procedure
The Vertiflex Procedure is a minimally invasive spine surgery that eases leg and back pain caused by spinal stenosis. During the procedure, your provider places a small titanium alloy spacer in your spine to improve spinal spacing and reduce pain.
The team at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center performs the Intracept Procedure to treat chronic low back pain. This spine procedure ablates a nerve that causes chronic pain.
The Minuteman® interspinous-interlaminar fusion device
The Minuteman interspinous-interlaminar fusion device stabilizes and immobilizes areas of the spine, stopping movements that cause pain.
PainTEQ™ LinQ™ sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
PainTEQ LinQ SI joint fusion is a minimally invasive procedure that places a small bone graft in your SI joint, stabilizing the joint and reducing pain.
Boston Scientific Spinal cord stimulator
A spinal cord stimulator is a device that sends mild electrical currents to nerves in your spinal cord to disrupt the transmission of pain signals to your brain.
The team at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center also offers a peripheral nerve stimulator, which is a device that stops pain signals from the peripheral nerves (the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord).
Flowonix Intrathecal pump
The intrathecal pump is a device that administers pain medication directly to your spinal cord, reducing the amount of pain medicine you need.
Am I a candidate for spine procedures?
Schedule an appointment at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center to see if you’re a candidate for a spine procedure. The team conducts comprehensive evaluations to fully understand the source of your pain and provide the most effective treatment.
Call Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center or schedule a consultation online today.