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Neurosurgery (also known as neurological surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY
Orthopedic spine surgery is a subspecialty of orthopedic surgery (also spelled orthopaedic surgery). An orthopedic surgeon typically focuses on disorders such as spinal deformities, but tends to perform a wide range of corrective spinal surgery that can overlap with that performed by a neurosurgeon.
Read this article on spine-health.com for more information about the difference between an orthopedic spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon for spine surgery.
INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT
Interventional pain management is a subspecialty of pain management dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders through interventional techniques. Interventional techniques may include:
- Nerve blocks with local anesthetics and/or anti-inflammatory steroids
- Intraspinal opioids
- Neurodestructive procedures including radiofrequency ablation
- Neurostimulation such as spinal cord stimulation or peripheral nerve stimulation
- Implantable drug delivery systems
Physicians who practice interventional pain management are represented by a variety of pain management organizations including the Society for Pain Practice management and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Many are board certified in Anesthesiology, a complementary specialty.