Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

// Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint. Sacroiliac Joint Located The patient lies face down. A cushion is placed under the stomach for comfort and to arch ...

Medial Branch Block

// Medial Branch Block A Media Branch Block is a diagnostic procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. They allow the spine to bend, flex and twist. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned on his stomach. The physician injects a local anesthetic. ...

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

// Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete. Preparation In preparation ...

Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy

// Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, you lie on your stomach. You are given medicicine to make you feel relaxed. The ...

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

// Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions. Patient Positioning The patient lies face down. A cushion under the stomach area provides comfort and flexes the back. In this position, the spine opens and allows for easier access ...

Discography

// Discography This diagnostic procedure, also called discogram, is used to determine whether back pain is caused by one or more spinal discs. The procedure involves pressurizing suspect discs with an injection of sterile liquid to induce pain. Discography helps the specialist plan a course of treatment. IV Inserted In preparation for the procedure, the patient lies on the side ...

Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

// Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your neck. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn't respond to medications or to physical therapy. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, you lie on your stomach. You are given medicine to ...

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

// Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves. Patient Sedated The procedure is performed with the patient lying ...

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

// Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection is an outpatient procedure. It is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient lies face down. A cushion is ...

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

// Myofascial Pain Syndrome Myofascial Pain Syndrome is caused by injury or damage to the fascia, the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles, organs and other structures inside the body. The syndrome causes chronic pain in muscles throughout the body, especially in the neck and jaw. The TENS signals may also increase the amount of endorphins (end-or-fins) in your ...