Interventional Pain Management For Spinal Stenosis Radiculopathy
Sinai Diagnostics interventional pain management provides relief for painful symptoms caused by permanent and irreversible spine conditions without the adverse side effects of pain medications.
These interventional pain management treatments use a series of therapeutic injections to precise areas of the spine to alleviate pain that interferes with daily life.
Our doctors can care for the spine and alleviate pain for long periods without affecting other areas of the body. We use highly advanced technologies, precision techniques and corticosteroid solutions for the highest level of effectiveness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What medical conditions can be treated with interventional pain management?
There are a number of types of minimally invasive injections suitable for treating a range of diagnosed conditions. Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis are the most common conditions. Radiculopathy, which occurs when nerve roots located in the lumbar spine are irritated or compressed, is one condition that can benefit from pain management injections. The nerves in the lumbar spine extend to the buttocks, hips, legs and feet, and an injury to the lumbar spine can lead to symptoms that can be felt in these areas.
Spinal stenosis is caused by new bone and soft tissue growth on the vertebrae of the spine. This reduces the space in the spinal canal, pinching nerve roots. When this takes place, painful burning, tingling or numbing can be felt from the lower back through the legs and even feet. Minimally invasive pain management treatment can help to alleviate the symptoms of spinal stenosis.
What treatments does Sinai Diagnostics offer?
There are several minimally invasive injections that our pain management physicians can use to treat these conditions. They include sacroiliac joint injections, facet joint injections and selective nerve root blocks.
Some other interventional pain management injections include:
Medial branch radiofrequency ablation – In this procedure, a needle is inserted into the space directly around a nerve branch. Radiofrequency (RF) waves are passed through the needle to interrupt the pain signals sent by the nerve to the brain for long-lasting pain relief.
Lumbar sympathetic block – Here, a corticosteroid is injected directly into the sympathetic nerves on either side of the spine’s lumbar region, providing relief for lower back pain.
Discogram – With this treatment, a dye is injected directly into discs that cushion the spaces between the vertebrae of the spine. The dye will leak into cracks or other deformities that could cause back pain. This can help physicians to diagnose the exact areas of the spine that require treatment.
Endoscopic facet rhizotomy – In this procedure, the medial branch transmitting the pain of facet joints to the brain is targeted by a needle. The needle is heated, ablating the medial branch and preventing it from sending pain signals for a prolonged period.