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Dr. Robert Sutherland of Interventional Spine Associates in Tyler, Texas, is a Board Certified Anesthesiologists who offers a variety of methods to diagnose and treat problems such as spinal joint and disc pain, various nerve disorders, phantom limb pain, neuropathies, intractable headaches, and neuropathic pain including trigeminal neuralgia and occipital neuralgia.

Our physician offers a number of interventions including transforaminal nerve block for thoracic and cervical nerve root irritation, and radiological frequency neuroablation for facet complaints. Our practice also includes diagnostic discography and various interventions that disrupt the nerves in painful discs such as nucleoplasty and disktrode.

For the patient with chronic pain that hasn't responded to surgery or the above therapies (from 1% - 10% of the average back pain population), there now is more hope for functional recovery. Our article on spinal cord stimulation explains how this may be the answer for certain select patients.