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Dr. John F. Long provides a wide spectrum of interventional, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures. His wide array of knowledge can help identify the cause of pain, which will help to treat it more effectively. Many procedures include cervical, thoracic, and lumbar epidurals, facet injections, SI joint injections, medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency ablations (rhizotomy).
For non-spine pain, Dr. Long performs joint injections, either under fluoroscopic imaging or ultrasound, including hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands.
Spinal cord stimulator trials are also a specialty option in which Dr. Long is skilled. Using this technology can be helpful for chronic back pain and leg pain. If the trial is successful, implantation will be performed by a spine surgeon. For more information click here.
Nerve conduction studies along with needle electromyography measure nerve and muscle function, and may be indicated when there is pain in the limbs, weakness from spinal nerve compression, or concern about some other neurologic injury or disorder.
Nerve conduction studies are used mainly for evaluation of paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning) and/or weakness of the arms and legs. The type of study required is dependent in part by the symptoms presented. A physical exam and thorough history also help to direct the investigation. Some of the common disorders that can be diagnosed by nerve conduction studies are: