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  • AA and OA Injections

    By on March 2, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: AA and OA Injections NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE The AA joints (atlanto-axial joints) and the OA (occipito-atlantus joints) are the uppermost joints in the spine lying just below the head. Either joint can develop arthritis pain due to cartilage damage, trauma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or […]
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection

    By on March 2, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Sacroiliac Joint Injection NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE What is it? A procedure involving a diagnostic and therapeutic injection into the sacroiliac or other joint. Anti-inflammatory steroid medication and local anesthetic provide short or long-term pain relief. How it’s performed? Usually using a flouroscope for guidance, a needle […]
  • Trigger Points Injection

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    PROCEDURE: Trigger Points Injection NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE   Trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option in treating pain for some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles […]
  • Epidural Injections

    By on March 2, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Epidural Injections NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE The spine has many diseases that result in painful inflammation of nerves, ligaments, and discs that may respond to epidural steroid injections. These conditions include disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and arthritis of the spine. Epidural injection provide relief from […]
  • Ankle Injection

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Ankle Injection NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE What is an Intra-Articular Joint Injection? Injections into joints (ie. hip, shoulder, wrist) are intra-articular injections. If you have a swollen or painful joint your doctor may inject a steroid medication into the joint. Sometimes your doctor may inject a […]
  • Hip Injection

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Hip Injection NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE Anatomy of the hip joint The hip joint is a ball and socket joint located where the thigh bone meets the pelvis. The top of the thigh bone (the femur) is a round ball, which fits into the socket […]
  • Elbow Injection

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Elbow Injection NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE What is an Intra-Articular Joint Injection? Injections into joints (ie. hip, shoulder, wrist) are intra-articular injections. If you have a swollen or painful joint your doctor may inject a steroid medication into the joint. Sometimes your doctor may inject a […]
  • Shoulder Injection

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Shoulder Injection NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE Glenohumeral Joint The glenohumeral joint represents the articulation of the humerus with the glenoid fossa, and it is the most mobile joint in the body. The glenohumeral joint is not a true ball and socket joint. The articulation is […]
  • Verterbroplasty

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Verterbroplasty NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE Vertebral compression fractures of the spine affect more than 700,000 people in the US each year. These fractures result primarily from osteoporosis, and may occur with even minimal trauma such as stepping off a curb, leaning over forward, or picking […]
  • Stellate Ganglion

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Stellate Ganglion NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE WHAT IS THE STELLATE 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 blood going through the arteries, the heart […]