Patient Guides

Download our Patient Procedure Guides for the following advanced procedures performed by Drs. Giuffrida, Westerhaus and Chhatlani. Feel free to reach out each of our pain management team here.


The Minuteman® is a minimally invasive, interspinous interlaminar fusion device intended for the fixation and stabilization of the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine while awaiting bony fusion to occur. It is designed for attachment to the posterior non-cervical spine at the spinous processes through its bilateral locking plates, and it is intended for use with bone graft material placed within the device.


The ReActiv8® procedure is the first restorative neuromodulation therapy that is clinically proven to provide long-term relief for chronic low back pain. Low back pain is the leading cause of patients living with disability and missing work, and these patients often endure impaired quality of life, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance.


Relievant Medsystem’s Intracept System is based on ground breaking anatomic research that identified and demonstrated the role of the basivertebral nerve (BVN) in generating low back pain from the vertebral body endplate.