Our physiatrists at Center for Spine and Orthopedics offer a variety of diagnostic and non-operative pain management options, including ultrasound-guided injections, generative medicine, therapeutic neural blockade and acupuncture. These may be prescribed in combination or alone. Our physicians also work in partnership with local physical therapists and other professionals to offer comprehensive pain management treatment.
While spinal injections can be used to diagnose the source of back, leg, neck or arm pain, they are most often performed as part of a comprehensive treatment program, which usually includes an exercise program to improve or maintain spinal mobility and stability. Spinal injections are performed under x-ray guidance (fluoroscopy) to confirm correct medication placement and improve safety.
The Process of Electrodiagnostic Testing
The nerves and muscles in your body create electrical signals that deliver messages to and from your brain. Sensory nerves deliver information about your surroundings to the brain. Motor nerves deliver signals from the brain to activate your muscles.
Injuries or diseases that affect nerves and muscles can slow or halt the movement of these electrical signals. If you have pain, weakness or numbness in your back, neck or hands, measuring the speed and degree of electrical activity in your muscles and nerves can help your doctor make a proper diagnosis. This process is called electrodiagnostic testing.
Radiofrequency: A Minimally Invasive Procedure
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide lasting relief to those suffering from facet joint pain, a well-recognized source of persistent back pain. It is usually performed with a local anesthetic and mild sedation.
If you would like to learn more about our non-operative treatment options and how our expert physicians can help you, please contact us today for more information. We look forward to helping you live and ENJOY a life you can be proud of!