Trigger Point Injections: Injection of local anesthetic with/without steroid to relieve pain caused by myofascial tightness/spasm.
Epidural Steroid Injections: Injection of steroid under X-ray guidance into the epidural space of the spine. The objective is to reduce inflammation around nerves and disc.
Radiofrequency Denervation: Procedure that identifies small nerves that cause pain and then treats these nerves to quiet the painful signals.
Spinal Cord Stimulation: A procedure using electrical impulses that provide patients with a different sensation that can hide the unpleasant sensation of pain.
Joint Injections: An injection of steroid/local anesthetic into a joint to reduce inflammation or viscosupplementation injection to restore lubrication around an arthritic joint. This can be done by our physicians at the Pain Center under ultrasound guidance to optimize the success of the injection.
Peripheral Nerve Block: Injection around a nerve that is transmitting pain. The goal is to numb with local anesthetic. Providers may inject steroids as well. This is often done under ultrasound guidance to improve accuracy and safety of the injection.
Vertebral Augmentation: A minimally invasive procedure done under X-ray guidance using bone cement to stabilize a fractured vertebra and reduce a patient’s pain.
Medication Management: To reduce the intensity of pain, a variety of medication modalities may be employed.
Physical and Occupational Therapy: Exercise, tissue manipulation, aquatic therapy (on-site at Phelps), and other modalities are employed to improve and restore functional mechanics of the body.