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  • Epidural Injections

    By on March 2, 2014 in Neck Ache, Procedures, Treatments
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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

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  • Ankle Injection

    By on February 26, 2014 in Arthritis, Treatments
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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

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  • Hip Injection

    By on February 26, 2014 in Arthritis, Treatments
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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

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  • Elbow Injection

    By on February 26, 2014 in Arthritis, Treatments
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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

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  • Shoulder Injection

    By on February 26, 2014 in Arthritis, Treatments
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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

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  • Verterbroplasty

    By on February 26, 2014 in Back Ache, Procedures
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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

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  • Stellate Ganglion

    By on February 26, 2014 in Extremities, Neck Ache, Procedures
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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

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  • Spinal Cord Permanent Implantation

    By on February 26, 2014 in Procedures
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    PROCEDURE: Spinal Cord Permanent Implantation 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. After

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  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

    By on February 26, 2014 in Back Ache, Procedures
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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

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  • Radiofrequency Ablation

    By on February 26, 2014 in Back Ache, Procedures
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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

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