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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Spinal Cord  Stimulator Trial NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE When chronic pain becomes so severe that all conservative measures have failed to control it including medications, surgery, injections, physical therapy, and alternative health methods, some patients may be candidates for spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implantation. The […]
  • Radiofrequency Ablation

    By on February 26, 2014
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    PROCEDURE: Radiofrequency Ablation NOTE: THESE PROCEDURES OR INJECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE ADMINISTERED BY AN MD OR DO TRAINED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy to the Z-Joints (Facets) WHAT IS RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY OF THE Z-JOINT (FACET) MEDIAL BRANCH NERVES? The Z-joints joints are located in the back of the spine and prevent excessive twisting of the spine. If it has […]
  • 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 […]