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Ultrasound-guided injections and diagnostics
The ultrasound-guided injection is a minimally invasive procedure for musculoskeletal pain conditions (tendinitis, bursitis, neuritis, etc.). It allows the doctor to see - via screen – the internal destination of the injection.
Trigger point injections
Trigger point injections help relieve muscle pain in places like the neck, lower back, arms, and legs. Trigger points are the knots you feel in your muscles – one particular spot that constantly hurts. A simple injection procedure follows.
More popularly known as Botox, this injection blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, so that they loosen. This procedure is famous for use on wrinkles and other signs of aging, but it also commonly used for migraines and other forms of muscle tightness.
Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Peripheral Nerve Blocks are used for pain originating from a nerve, a condition also known as neuralgia. Nerve injury can be caused by trauma, compression, ischemia, or toxic exposure. A local anesthetic is injected with a steroid to stop pain along the nerve.
Spine injections, Epidurals
Spinal injections are used either for relieving pain at the injection’s focus-point, or for diagnosing the location of pain on other parts of the body. Epidurals – named for the space of the back where they are performed – are often used to relieve lower back pain. The doctor uses an X-ray for guidance – this is called fluoroscopy.
Spinal Cord Stimulator trial and implantation
Spinal Cord Stimulation intercepts signals to the brain that indicate pain. A pacemaker-like device is implanted onto the body and sends signals to the spinal cord. This procedure is useful for those with chronic back, leg, or arm pain.
Peripheral joint injections
Peripheral Joint Injections are used to relieve inflamed joints. The joint in injected with an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, non-invasively. The effects of the procedure are generally seen within the two days that follow.
Lidocaine and Ketamine Infusions
Lidocaine is an intravenous infusion used for chronic pain, with minimal side effects. Ketamine infusion is also used intravenously to treat neuropathic pain. Both are becoming increasingly of more common use in Pain medicine.
Regenerative medicine gives the possibility of creating pain relief while avoiding surgery. Prolotherapy, in particular, is used for ligament and tendon reconstruction, to ease the pain in joints. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is also used to alleviate inflammation, and speed up the healing of injuries.
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