Epidural Steroid Injections A corticosteroid is injected into the spinal canal where it bathes the sheath that surrounds the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Nerve Blocks Often a group of nerves, called a plexus or ganglion, that causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with the injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The injection of this nerve-numbing substance is called a nerve block.
Radiofrequency An injection using heat to treat painful joints and nerves that cause severe low back pain and nerve pain.
Percutaneous Discectomy/Nucleoplasty Tissue is removed from the disc by a needle to decompress the disc, relieve pressure and alleviate sciatica.
Trigger Point Injections Trigger point injection (TPI) is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body.
Spinal Stimulation Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure that delivers low-level electrical signals to the spinal cord or to specific nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain.
Pain Medications There are many different types of medications used to treat pain, including those available over-the-counter (OTC) without a doctor's prescription and those obtained only by a doctor's prescription.