Small interventions can make a big difference.
Interventional treatments and surgeries should only be considered after osteopathic therapies, physical therapy, and other non-invasive measures have been exhausted.
That said, epidurals and other injections targeting your specific issues and areas are minimally invasive and very effective for treating pain. They work in tandem with our wellness program to restore function and improve ease of movement.
Common Interventions and Procedures
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
- Selective Nerve Root Blocks
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulators | Peripheral Nerve Stimulators
- Trigger point injections
- Steroid Joint injections (shoulder, hip, knee, etc)
- Amniotic membrane/umbilical cord injections
This is not an exhaustive list as research continues to grow and our care team is introduced to innovations.
Please visit our Patient Education video resource library for more information on what many of the procedures above involve.
What to expect
There are many different kinds of injections, including epidurals, nerve blocks, facet or sacroiliac joint injections, and more. Your provider will make a recommendation for an injection based on your history, physical exam, X-rays, and MRIs.
If you are scheduled for an injection, there are some steps you will need to take in advance. Your pain management physician will review these steps together, with you, ahead of your appointment to make sure you are all set for your procedure, including making sure you have a ride home.