Common Procedures We Perform
Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment
Coolief* is a non-invasive, outpatient treatment that uses cooled radiofrequency technology to safely treat chronic pain spine and extremities. This is also known as “cooled radiofrequency therapy.” This advanced procedure uses cooled radiofrequency energy to safely target the sensory nerves causing pain.
Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
ESI’s can be administered to the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine. There are several approaches that may be used, including caudal, transforaminal, and interlaminar. Your Physician will determine the best approach for you. The goal is to reduce pain and disrupt inflammatory processes occurring near sensitive roots that exit the spine and innervate the extremities.
Facet Joint Injections
Sometimes referred to as zygapophyseal joints, facet joint are small joints that align the posterior margins of adjacent vertebrae. The function of these joints is to limit and guide motion in the spinal segment. Steroid Medication can be delivered into these joints to help with inflammation or irritation.
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Surrounding the location where your sacrum and pelvis join is a complex network of soft tissue that makes up the sacroiliac joint. Steroid can be introduced to this area for both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.
Selective Nerve Root Block
While there can be a therapeutic benefit, this procedure is often used to help you r physician or surgeon identify the exact nerve root that is causing pain. This can be done by targeting precise areas under fluoroscopy and injecting a small amount of anesthetic or anesthetic/steroid combination.