Radiofrequency ablation, commonly referred to as RFA, is an effective long-term treatment for mechanical neck and low back pain due to joint inflammation. The goal of radiofrequency ablation is to provide long term relief of joint mediated pain than regular steroid injections can provide. The treatment is indicated once the joints have been precisely identified as a primary pain generator and steroid injections are only effective for short periods of time. In the spine, radiofrequency ablation is used for facet joint and sacroiliac joint pain.Learn More
One good way to conceptualize a concussion is to think of your brain like an egg. When it is resting, the yolk is in the center of the egg, undisturbed. When the egg is shaken, the yolk splatters along the inside of the egg. If the brain absorbs a severe enough impact, its activities will be similarly disturbed. Because of this disruption, the brain cannot focus on giving the rest of your body the right signals, and it displays symptoms of a concussion. Here at the Virginia Spine Institute we have a team dedicated to diagnosing and treating your concussion early.Learn More
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a novel technology that addresses some of the most difficult back related pain problems experienced. Proven as an effective treatment option for many chronic pain sufferers, SCS is most often used for neuropathic pain, including diabetic neuropathy, radiculopathies and complex regional pain syndrome. If you suffer from chronic neuropathic pain, spinal cord stimulation may enable you to control and relieve your pain. Board-certified Pain Specialists at Virginia Spine Institute can determine if this is an appropriate option for you to help improve your life.Learn More
A migraine is more than just a headache; it is a complex neurological disorder that happens to be the sixth most disabling illness worldwide. The pain, rather than the dull ache of a typical headache, is more of a sharp, throbbing sensation that can last hours to several days. It is also associated with other symptoms, such as blurred vision, difficulty concentrating, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Fortunately, we have treatments at the Virginia Spine Institute to get patients through the worst of their migraines.Learn More
Dr. Thomas Schuler
Founder of Virginia Spine Institute
Chief Executive Officer
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