Minimally Invasive Treatments for Pain

Minimally Invasive Treatments for Pain in New Jersey

Home to board-certified NJ Top Doc, Dr. Thomas Ragukonis, Bergen Pain Management is proud to offer patients minimally invasive treatments for pain right here in Northern New Jersey. Learn more about our treatment options and schedule a consultation in Union, Paramus, or West New York, NJ, to discover how we can help you or a loved one find relief from the following types of pain:

What Is Minimally Invasive Treatment?

Whether you’d like to prevent a stay at the hospital or cut down your anticipated recovery time, the minimally invasive treatments at Bergen Pain Management offer a viable alternative to traditional surgical procedures. Utilizing state-of-the-art imaging devices, Dr. Ragukonis performs these advanced procedures, which:

  • Require smaller incisions
  • Carry less risk of complications
  • Enable a speedier recovery and full return to normal activity

Our Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

Utilizing over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ragukonis offers the following minimally invasive treatments for pain:

Endoscopic Decompression

Most often used as a treatment for spinal stenosis or cervicalthoracic, or lumbar herniated discs, this procedure reduces pain by removing the root causes of one’s symptoms while preserving motion by:

  • Mobilizing the annulus’ nerve
  • Enlarging the foramen
  • Removing disc compression, osteophytes and ligaments impacting nerves, and granulation or perineural scarring tissue
  • Shrinking redundant annulus

Percutaneous Decompression

This procedure seeks to decompress intervertebral discs and provide relief for conditions such as sciatica, axial pain, and lumbarthoracic, and cervical radiculopathy. It is performed via cutting-edge plasma technology, which is used to remove tissue from the affected disc’s center. This relieves pressure, thus leading to effective pain relief for many patients.

Endoscopic Discectomy

To treat herniated discs, Dr. Ragukonis utilizes a tubular device to perform this procedure, which seeks to relieve the pain and pressure caused by the affected disc(s) pushing against nerve roots.

Endoscopic Foraminotomy

Designed to relieve pressure on spinal nerve roots by enlarging the narrow spinal root canal, this treatment can be applied to patients with various conditions, such as:

  • Compression from bone spurs
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Scar tissue
  • Excessive ligaments
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Foraminal narrowing
  • Spine degeneration
  • Lumbarthoracic, or cervical radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal slippage or instability
  • And more…


This treatment relieves pain and restores spinal structure in patients with vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

Typically used to address lumbar spinal stenosis, MILD reduces the amount of compression on a patient’s nerves to decrease pain and bring mobility back to normal.


For patients with osteoporosis-related compression fractures, vertebroplasty can relieve symptoms with a specially formulated injection into the affected vertebra, which serves as a cement to fill the cracks.


In cases of lumbar spinal stenosis, Dr. Ragukonis may utilize this procedure to place a small spacer within the spine, which expands to create room for vertebrae to open and nerves to breathe.

Interventional Spine Medicine Solutions

In this subtype of neurology, this umbrella of treatments focuses on altering how the body processes pain signals, with minimally invasive options including:

Interventional Spine Medicine Solutions

For more information about our minimally invasive treatments for pain, contact Bergen Pain Management in Northern New Jersey and request an appointment today.
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