Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidurals are a very common and effective treatment for pain in the neck and arms, mid back and rib cage, and low back and legs. An epidural involves injecting steroids and local anesthetic medication into the epidural space surrounding the spinal canal. The nerves that exit the spine must pass through this space as they travel down to the arms or legs. It is this area that degenerating discs, bulging discs, or herniated discs can cause inflammation and/or irritation of the nerves that go to the arms and legs. Epidural steroid injections can alleviate pain by reducing inflammation. Epidurals may also be used to help shrink swelling within the canal and allow for pain relief and potentially increased walking stamina in patients suffering from spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal.
A comprehensive treatment plan that includes different treatment modalities along with medications can help you live better with chronic pain.
Botox is often used as a prophylaxis for chronic migraine sufferers who have failed to respond to other forms of medications and treatments.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is most often employed to treat the most difficult chronic nerve related pain after injury or surgery.
Radiofrequency neurolysis / ablation, is used to provide long term relief of neck, back, shoulder, and knee pain related to arthritis.
Most commonly caused by arthritis. Other causes of pain may be related to injuries to the tendons or cartilage structures within the joint.
The sacroiliac joints (SI joints) are two joints on both sides of the sacrum (tailbone area) where the pelvis attaches to the bottom of the spine.
Procedure to identify the source of your low back or neck pain.
Kyphoplasty involves X-ray guided percutaneous placement of bone cement into symptomatic, painful vertebral body fractures.
Facet joints are small joints located at each level and on both sides of the spine.
Epidurals are a very common and effective treatment for pain in the neck, arms, mid back, rib cage, low back, and legs.