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At Pain Zero, our experienced team understands that spinal pain, numbness, limited mobility, and more can be caused by a variety of spinal injuries and conditions. We also understand that, even though treatments such as steroid injections, physical rehabilitation, and others may have proven ineffective at treating your specific pain, many patients still would prefer to avoid surgery, with its higher cost and longer recovery time. That's why we offer several effective minimally invasive spine treatment options to help reduce back pain and improve function. Minimally invasive surgical spine treatments at Pain Zero are recommended for patients who have tried other ways to treat their pain and spinal conditions with mediocre outcomes. We provide multiple treatment options that can be customized for your needs, including discectomies, annuloplasty, lumbar spinal fusion, and more. If you've tried other nonsurgical treatments with little to no result, contact our offices in New Albany, OH and Westerville, OH to schedule a consultation. Let us help you get the effective pain relief you need to achieve a better quality of life.

At Pain Zero, we know how debilitating back pain can be, no matter your age. To qualify for treatment for your chronic back pain, we often expect to see a diagnosis of common back complaints, such as sciatica, degenerative discs, arthritis, and herniated or bulging discs. You may have a different condition that qualifies you for treatment. If you suspect you have one of the conditions above but have never received a diagnosis, please contact our Central Ohio office today to set up your appointment with our specialists.

Whether our pain specialist recommends a discectomy, annuloplasty, nucleoplasty, spacer, lumbar spine fusion, or SIJ fusion, these different medical procedures for the spine do share several attributes, such as:

  • Performed safely in an outpatient setting
  • Easier and faster recovery time than traditional surgery
  • Reduces the occurrence of cutting through soft tissues and muscles to access the spine
  • Requires smaller incisions with less blood loss

If nonsurgical methods have not reduced your pain and other symptoms, and you wish to discuss your spinal condition with our experienced pain management doctors, reach out to Pain Zero in Central Ohio to get the process started for possible minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Depending on your needs, our team can choose from a variety of the latest effective treatment options to help you find relief. We begin by listening to your concerns and goals for treatment. Then, we will conduct a thorough examination to pinpoint the root cause or causes of your pain and to determine which treatment will be most successful. At Pain Zero, we specialize in the following surgeries to relieve pain only when nonsurgical treatments have failed:

  • Discectomy – This involves the removal of a damaged portion of an intervertebral disk that causes pain, weakness, or numbness. A discectomy produces the best results for herniated disks that cause pain that radiates into the arms and legs.
  • Annuloplasty – This minimally invasive treatment addresses a bulging or herniated disk in the lower back to reduce pain and other symptoms in the back, buttocks, leg, and foot. Also called intradiscal electrothermal therapy, this treatment uses controlled thermal energy to close disk wall tears.
  • Nucleoplasty – For patients with severe, prolonged back pain from a herniated disk that hasn't responded to other treatment methods, nucleoplasty offers an effective, minimally invasive solution. Using image guidance, our team can remove a small amount of herniated disk tissue with targeted thermal energy to decompress herniated disks. This helps relieve pressure on the nerves to reduce pain and restore mobility.
  • Spacer – This procedure implants interspinous spacers in the lower spine to relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis. By providing more space between affected vertebrae, spacers reduce spinal compression and free compressed nerves that can cause pain and other symptoms.
  • Lumbar spinal fusion – Spinal fusion can treat herniated or damaged disks, spinal weakness or instability, or spinal deformities. This procedure fuses two or more vertebrae and prevents any movement between the fused vertebrae.
  • Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusion – SIJ grafts together the ilium (pelvis) and sacrum (the lowest part of the spine above the tailbone) to stabilize an injury and relieve pain.

This is my first visit it went pretty good I felt relaxed with them and it seemed like he truly really wanted to help me to get my pain in order and I'm looking forward to my next visit till I see I can see where we go next on handling my pain shook my hand very polite very good doctor

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I've been coming here for 4 months now after trying to manage my back pain issues with every other treatment and medicine that my previous specialists offered from May 2022 until Nov 2023. In these 4 months I've had more improvement in mobility and pain relief than i did in all of 2022 and 2023. I've also seen a significant weight loss from being able to move better, cook my own food, and work again. Pain Zero also offer medicine when needed between procedures and more importantly they listen to the issues you're having and provide safe and effective pain relief. I wish I would have came here 2 years ago when my issues first started, but I'm thankful to have found a great doctor and pain management center now. Why I would suggest Pain Zero over a place that rhymes with Northo Oro for spine and neck issues through my personal experience. (Dr. C and his orthopedic team at "Northo Oro" are awesome!) I feel Dr Taif at Pain Zero listened to my issues and concerns with the pain and offered options he felt was best for me. I was very hesitant after many short lived & underwhelming procedures at the other places. Pain Zero offers all the same out patient surgical procedures as the bigger ortho centers. The difference in that is the big centers have around 30 people on staff and PZ has about 5. So the costs of the procedures are far less and you don't have an audience in the room either like the other place.

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I really appreciate your patience and attendance that is shown with the full staff at this office. They are very attentive making sure to find out the cause of your need and I truly appreciate it.

T.H. Google

Doctor Harris is very concerned about his patients he listens to what you have to say about your pain and health and gives very good advice on getting better

J.D. Google

Fast efficient and with great care. Kind and respectful.

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Your exact recovery timetable and aftercare instructions following minimally invasive spine treatment at Pain Zero may vary depending on the exact procedure that is right for treating your pain. However, in all circumstances, the recovery time is much shorter than comparable open spine surgeries. In most cases, you should be able to return home after your minimally invasive spine treatment on the same day or no more than a couple of days after the procedure. The full recovery process may also vary based on your specific treatment, but most patients will need about six weeks to heal, with up to two weeks away from work.

Every aspect of life from work and play to getting proper sleep can be negatively impacted by the pain and discomfort caused by spinal conditions and injuries. That's why our experienced team at Pain Zero offers minimally invasive spine treatments to address your condition safely and effectively. With a variety of the most advanced treatments, including discectomy, annuloplasty, lumbar spinal fusion, and more, we can customize your treatment plan for your unique needs. If you're in Central Ohio and are ready to experience real relief, contact our office in New Albany, OH to schedule a consultation. Let us work with you to find the right treatment to help you live freely and more comfortably.

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What are steps I can take to heal my spine?
Outside of treatment, you can do a number of activities that help promote spine health. Stretching and strengthening the back will help maintain a strong core and protect your spine from further injuries. In addition, being at a healthy weight helps to prevent excessive pressure from inflaming your spine's inflammation.
Should I see a chiropractor for my spine issues?
At Pain Zero, we understand that you may have alternative methods for dealing with your spine pain. Chiropractors can provide helpful release and relief for some spinal complaints. However, more damage can be caused in some cases, depending on what the underlying issue is. If you pursue chiropractic care, you should do so in tandem with your provider.
What treatment should I get for my spine?
The experienced providers at Pain Zero know that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for spinal issues. The kind of treatment you need will depend on a number of factors, including your underlying diagnosis, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall goals for healing. With your provider, we will help you develop an individualized plan that helps relieve your pain and get you back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.