Nerve root epidural
Nerve root epidural corticosteroid injections, commonly known as transforaminal injections, involve the precise delivery of a corticosteroid medication and local anesthetic into the epidural space near the affected nerve root. This treatment targets nerve inflammation and compression, providing relief for conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or radiculopathy. The corticosteroid reduces inflammation, while the anesthetic temporarily numbs the pain. The expected benefit of this procedure is a significant reduction in pain, allowing patients to resume normal activities and participate in physical therapy to promote long-term healing and function. If you have been recommended this procedure, click here for more info
Sacroiliac Joint Injections:
Sacroiliac joint injections are targeted injections of local anesthetic and corticosteroid medication into the sacroiliac joint, located at the junction of the spine and pelvis. This treatment is beneficial for patients experiencing sacroiliac joint dysfunction or sacroiliac joint pain syndrome. By reducing inflammation and pain in the affected joint, these injections can provide relief, improve mobility, and facilitate physical therapy for more effective rehabilitation. If you have been recommended this procedure, click here for more info.
Facet Joint Injections:
Facet joint injections are targeted injections of a combination of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication (corticosteroid) into the facet joints, which are small joints located between adjacent vertebrae in the spine. These injections help diagnose and treat facet joint-related pain, including osteoarthritis or facet joint syndrome. By reducing inflammation and blocking pain signals, facet joint injections can provide immediate pain relief and improve joint mobility, enabling patients to engage in rehabilitation exercises more comfortably for lasting pain management. If you have been recommended this procedure, click here for more info.
Intradiscal injections involve the direct injection of a corticosteroid or anti-inflammatory medication into the intervertebral disc of the spine. This treatment is used for patients with disc-related pain, such as discogenic low back pain or herniated discs. By reducing inflammation and pressure within the disc, intradiscal injections can alleviate pain and improve the disc's healing potential, contributing to overall pain reduction and enhanced function. If you have been recommended this procedure, click here for more info.
Medial Branch Anesthetic Blocks:
Medial branch anesthetic blocks involve the precise injection of a local anesthetic near the medial branch nerves, which supply sensation to the facet joints in the spine. This diagnostic procedure helps identify if facet joint pain is the primary source of a patient's discomfort. The anesthetic temporarily numbs the medial branch nerves, providing short-term pain relief. If the patient experiences significant pain reduction after the injection, it confirms the facet joint as the pain source, making them a candidate for radiofrequency nerve ablation to achieve longer-term pain relief. If you have been recommended this procedure, click here for more info.
Provocative discograms are diagnostic tests used to identify painful discs in the spine. A spine surgeon may refer you to us for this to determine if a disc is responsible for your pain and confirm the level. During the procedure, a contrast dye is injected into the suspected disc, and pressure is applied to assess if it reproduces the patient's typical pain symptoms. This helps determine the disc's involvement in the patient's pain and assists in planning appropriate treatment options. Though not a therapeutic procedure, it provides valuable information for guiding subsequent treatment decisions, leading to effective pain management and targeted interventions for the identified disc pathology. If you have been recommended this procedure, click here for more info.