We Are The Leading Resource for Nerve and Spine Health Information
When your back, legs, head or spine hurt, you just want relief. And that’s why people come to NerveMed – we offer a comprehensive set of articles on spine and nerve health issues that can give you the information you need to better communicate with your physician.
No website can substitute for a direct medical examination by a qualified health care professional. If you are in pain, we urge you to contact your primary care physician immediately for treatment. NerveMed is a resource but is not intended to supplant real, in-person medical attention.
If you’re seeking more information about a condition you or a loved one may have been diagnosed with, or if you’re simply seeking more information about these types of conditions, NerveMed is ready to help.
Our site is separated into two main article categories: Disorders and Procedures. The various Disorders cover the main areas of nerve and spine health: Nerve Disorders, Spinal Disorders, and Cranial Disorders. Procedures covers the latest, minimally invasive techniques for providing relief for these disorders.
We also have a Video section with content prepared by Dr. Aaron G. Filler, MD PhD, director of the Institute for Nerve Medicine, the Santa Monica, California-based medical consultancy that publishes NerveMed. We encourage you to take a few moments to watch these videos to learn more about some of the more common afflictions Dr. Filler sees and treats at INM.
And, of course, NerveMed is ready to offer more information and assistance simply by filling out our Contact form (below). All inquiries are handled by the staff of the Institute for Nerve Medicine. You may also contact INM during normal business hours at 866-41-NERVES.
Thank you for your visit to NerveMed. We hope our site will be able to give you the information you seek on your path to spine and nerve health.
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Each year in the USA, 1.5 million people have lumbar MRI scans to find the cause of buttock and leg pain called “sciatica.” It could be Piriformis Syndrome.
Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
Pain or numbness involving the area between the legs, including the genitals and occasionally some of the inside of the thigh, often aggravated by sitting.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Among the most common types of nerve entrapment is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) causing pain and weakness in the neck, shoulder, arm and hand.
Brachial Plexus Syndrome
The most common causes of brachial plexus injuries are motor vehicle injuries – particularly motorcycle injuries – and severe blows to the shoulder.
The spine can be affected by arthritis, degenerative wear affecting joints and disks, and other abnormalities that cause pain, numbness and weakness.
Some forms of facial and head pain — Occipital headaches, Foramen Magnum Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuralgia — respond only to surgical procedures.
Dr. Aaron G. Filler, MD PhD JD FRCS
Medical Director, Institute for Nerve Medicine
Santa Monica, California
Dr. Aaron Filler is the world’s leading expert in the treatment of nerve pain, revolutionizing this area of medicine by inventing several new technologies. One such technology, MR Neurography, enables doctors to use an MRI scanner to examine nerves, previously a difficult-to-impossible tissue to visualize with MR imaging. Dr. Filler’s research in axonal transport is leading to a whole new generation of advanced pain medications. He has developed many new “minimal access” surgery methods that allow him to treat complex nerve problems with small outpatient surgeries. He has also pioneered the use of the Open MRI scanner to do surgeries and other therapies with the ultra-high precision and safety of the magnetic resonance imaging.
Dr. Aaron Filler combines three key components in his treatment of each patient:
- Compassionate personal attention,
- Expert medical skills, and
- The best technology in the world
He combines these components to turn insoluble pain problems into specific treatable diagnoses. Prior to coming to the Institute for Nerve Medicine, many of Dr. Filler’s patients have seen a dozen doctors (or more), experienced failed surgeries, and have even had their very pain questioned.
Time and again, Dr. Filler demonstrates that in many of these cases the problem is the doctor and not the patient. A cure is in reach when the best available medical care is brought to bear.
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Questions about what insurance plans the Institute for Nerve Medicine accepts?
We accept all insurance plans (including PPO, POS, etc.) that include out-of-network benefits.
We have opted out of Medicare.
We do not insurance-bill any worker’s compensation plan.
We provide interest-free monthly payment plans for patients with insurance plans that do not fully cover costs of out-of-network and specialty medical services.
We accept all major forms of payment: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, personal checks and cash (US currency). We do not accept foreign currencies (e.g. Euro).
We work with patients of every budget level and want all patients to have access to the best expert care in this field. Accordingly, billing services are offered as a courtesy to all patients.
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