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  • Medical Branch Blocks

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Medical Branch Blocks NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE The z-joints also called the facet joints are located in the back of the spine and prevent excessive twisting of the spine in the low back, and excessive extension in the neck. Damage to the joints can occur […]
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Lumbar Sympathetic Block NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE WHAT IS THE LUMBAR SYMPATHETIC CHAIN AND GANGLION? The sympathetic nervous system is a primitive alternative nervous system that exists in our bodies and usually is outside our conscious control. It controls the amount of […]
  • Lumbar Discography

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Lumbar Discography NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE The discs of the spine may develop tears in the outside lining that holds the spongy, shock absorber part of the disc inside. The disc may then become painful causing pain due to nerves that grow into the disc […]
  • Ketamine infusion to treat RSD

    By on February 14, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Ketamine infusion to treat RSD NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE Physicians have different protocols for the administration of ketamine, but I have learned that the quantity of ketamine is less important than the duration of the treatment regarding the ability to shut off the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) […]
  • Cervical Facet Joint

    By on February 14, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Cervical Facet Joint NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE Q: What are cervical facet joints? A: Cervical facet joints are small joints located in pairs on the back/side of your neck. These joints provide stability and guide motion in your spine. Q: Why are facet joint […]
  • Joint Injections

    By on February 14, 2014
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