You may be able to find relief from pain with non-surgical pain management techniques. We always begin with a conservative approach when it comes to pain relief.
Following a damaged disc, sciatic pain, or spinal stenosis, nerve irritation may cause inflammation and pain in your lower back, hip, or legs. An epidural injection puts anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space, which surrounds the nerve, to reduce this nerve inflammation, reducing pain and improving symptoms.
Major Joint Injections
Joint injections can pinpoint and alleviate pain accused by irritation or injury to the affected joint(s). Causes of joint pain can include arthritis, injury, or degeneration. A corticosteroid medication is injected into the affected joint, which is a long-lasting medicine that reduces inflammation and provides pain relief over an extended period. The goal of this injection is two-fold: to determine which joint is causing pain, and to relieve the pain by injecting the steroid medication. Joint injections can be used in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, hands, feet, and more.
Using fluoroscopic guidance, numbing medicine is injected around affected nerves to temporarily block pain signals, numbing the area and relieving inflammation and pain. Nerve blocks can be used to relieve arthritic pain, lower back pain, chronic pain, and more.
Radiofrequency is used to deaden the nerve, reducing pain caused by spinal nerve roots. Radiofrequency needles are placed alongside nerves affected by the inflamed joint using fluoroscopic guidance, and thermal energy is applied that interrupts the sensory nerve supply to the affected joint.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
The spinal cord stimulator is used for the management of chronic back pain by disrupting the pain signals traveling between the spinal cord and the brain. Stimulation is delivered by a neurostimulator – a device similar to a pacemaker – that has been non-invasively implanted under the skin. Using an external device, the electrical impulses can be adjusted in order to regulate pain.