Until recently, spinal procedures were reserved for patients with severe or disabling pain. Procedures involved the removal of the herniated or ruptured disc as well as the fusion of the ruptured disc with bone or metal plates, and wires and screws.

To reach the affected area, surgeons had to cut through muscles, ligaments, and the delicate nerves that surround the spine. The surgery carried the risk of general anesthesia and postoperative risks, including loss of nerve function as well as weakening of the back muscles.

The minimally invasive techniques practiced at the Mocek Spine Clinic allow the physician to reach the affected area either by a needle or through a tiny incision to the side of the back muscles. The technique can be performed without general anesthesia but, under gentle conscious sedation, further increasing safety and reducing the chance of nerve injury.

Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal epidural steroid injections

Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet joint nerve injections

Cervical and lumber Radiofrequency facet joint nerve denervation

Coccyz and occipital nerve injections

Sacroiliac joint injections

Diagnostic discogram cervical, thoracic and lumbar

Dagnostic myelogram thoracic and lumbar with 3-D CT

Percutaneous Lumber discectomy

Selective nerve root blocks

Kyphoplasty thoracic and lumbar

Implantable pain pump trials

Implantable neurostimulator trials lumbar, thoracic, and cervical

RACZ Lysis of adhesions procedures for epidural fibrosis


Implantable pain pump management

Implantable Neurostimulator management

Implantable pain pump diagnostics

Medication management for Chronic Spin Pain

Urine, serum and saliva drug compliance testing

Compounded topical pain creams