An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves due to spinal stenosis or disc herniation.
A facet joint injection is a minimally invasive procedure that involves an injection of a corticosteroid and an analgesic-numbing agent into the painful joint. A diagnostic facet joint injection is often performed to confirm the cause of pain.
Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area.
A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) device is surgically placed under your skin and sends a mild electric current to your spinal cord. When turned on, the SCS stimulates the nerves in the area where your pain is felt. Pain is reduced because the electrical pulses modify and mask the pain signal from reaching your brain.
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are similar medical spinal procedures in which bone cement is injected through a small hole in the skin into a fractured vertebra with the goal of relieving back pain caused by vertebral compression fractures
Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the body’s natural healing mechanism to treat various conditions. It can be used to treat various degenerative conditions of the shoulder, knees, hips, and spine. Stem cells are also being used in the treatment of various soft tissue, including muscle, ligaments and tendons.
Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a portion of the patient’s own blood having a platelet concentration above baseline, to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.
An intra-articular joint injection is a common therapeutic procedue which aims to reduce pain and inflammation in a joint from condition like arthritis by introducing corticosteroids into the affected joint. Joint injections are most commonly performed in the knee, hip, shoulder, and wrist.
BOTOX®, highly diluted botulinium toxin, works to prevent migraine by blocking the release of a chemical in muscle cells that transmits the signal to contract to muscle fibers. It is administered about every three months, and injected at the site of each nerve trigger, relaxing the surrounding muscles so that they won’t compress the nerve and trigger a migraine.
In addition to its therapeutic uses, BOTOX® provides a quick and effective cosmetic remedy for the facial lines and wrinkles that age, stress, worry, and environmental factors can produce, even on a younger person’s face.
Occipital nerve block is a therapeutic procedure used to treat pain originating at the back of the head. It is performed through injection of steroids and a local anesthetic into the base of the skull, where the occipital nerves are located.
Trigeminal nerve block is a type of therapeutic pain block that involves injecting a local anesthetic into the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from the face to the brain. It is primarily used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve. It may also help prevent headaches in people with chronic migraine.
The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) is a group of nerve cells that is linked to the trigeminal nerve, the main nerve involved in headache. Sphenopalatine ganglion block is a procedure in which a local anesthetic is delivered to the SPG to relieve headache pain.
A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of a local anesthetic that can help relieve chronic leg and foot pain caused by conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, vascular insufficiency, and shingles. Medications are delivered to the sympathetic nerves along the front side of the spine to reduce pain.
An intercostal nerve block is an injection of medication that helps relieve pain in the chest area caused by a herpes zoster infection (or “shingles”) or a surgical incision. A steroid medication and local anesthetic injected under the rib can help reduce the inflammation and alleviate the pain.