Surgical Treatment

Surgical Treatment

Surgical Treatment

Sometimes the patient may need surgery. They may need surgery to make room for nerves to remove a herniated disc, to fuse a segment that's unstable. There's a variety, different surgeries that might be needed at times to correct a problem. In some cases, we implant stimulators or we may implant spinal pumps. All of these techniques can be used for the more severe back pain conditions that don't respond to the more common techniques.

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Steven H. Richeimer, MD

Pain Medicine

  • Triple Board Certification in the fields of pain management, anesthesiology, and psychiatry
  • Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Chief, Division of Pain Medicine at USC and Director of the Norris Cancer Hospital Pain Management

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