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Epidural Steriod Injections
Epidural Steroid Injections
Lower back pain affects eight out of ten Americans at some point in their lives. Ruputured discs or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) are common causes of back pain and pain that extends down the leg or arm.

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Facet Injections
Facet Injections
Back pain is extremely common and often self-limiting. Unfortunately, it can become persistent and eventually disabling. Frequently, the cause of the back pain can be traced to a joint in your backbone, or spine called the facet joint.

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Radiofrequency Procedures
Radiofrequency Procedures


Cranial Nerve Stimulation
(P-Stim)
Cranial Nerve Stimulation (P-Stim)


Our Services > Radiofrequency Procedures

Low back pain affects eight of every ten Americans at some point in their lives. The facet joint, and overlapping joint between the bones in the back and the neck, can account for a large percentage of back pain.

A diagnostic facet block is performed to confirm that the source of pain is the facet joint. If the facet joint is positively identified as the cause of your pain, a radiofrequency procedure will be recommended.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome How do I know if my pain is from the facet joint?
Pain that is confined both to the back and possibly into the upper part of the leg or the neck and possibly the shoulder and/or head is typically of facet pain. This type of pain is aggravated by bending backwards or twisting. You can have a normal x-ray, MRI, or CT scan and still have a facet joint injury.

What is radiofrequency and how does it work?
A radiofrequency procedure involves disabling a nerve using a small needle and high-energy radio waves. This procedure is performed with the assistance of sedation and numbing medications. A tiny needle is passed through the skin to the painful facet joint near your spine. A special x-ray device is used to assist in correct needle positioning. Once the needle is placed close to the nerve, mild test stimulation is done to confirm proper placement. The needle is then attached to the radiofrequency device (via a cable) and an electric current is passed through the tip of the needle to disable the pain-triggering nerve. You will be awake for part of this procedure.

Low Back Pain Relief How safe is this procedure?
It is possible that this procedure cause muscle spasms or aggravate your pre-existing pain. These spasms are temporary. Your physician can prescribe medication to reduce your discomfort. Although rare, other adverse events can occur. Please ask your pain management physician to provide additional information so that you are knowledgeable about the risks of the procedure.

What other types of pain can radiofrequency treat?
Radiofrequency can be used to treat headaches, leg or arm pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD), or ticdoloroux. Discuss this with your pain physician.

Does this procedure hurt?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the skin before the needle is inserted. With the help of the sedation and numbing medications, you will be very comfortable during the procedure. After the procedure, you will not be allowed to drive because of the effects of the anesthetic medications. You may elect to have this procedure done without sedation. Please consult your physician regarding any other questions or concerns.

How long will it last?
Pain relief can be variable; it can last from a few months to several years. The relief is also variable in terms of intensity. Individuals may respond differently to the treatment. Your relief will depend on multiple factors. Long-term relief is generally achieved when your treatment includes good exercise and rehabilitation program. Your pain management team will assist you in achieving your pain relief goals.



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