Epidural Steroid Injections

An Epidural Steroid Injection is a needle-based procedure used to treat pain related to spinal nerve compression and/or nerve inflammation. The goal of this procedure is to use a mix of corticosteroids and anesthetic medications to decrease the inflammation of spinal nerves that are causing localized pain in the back or neck as well as pain that radiates into the extremities.

ESI Information Sheet

Facet Joint Injections

A Facet Joint Injection is a needle-based procedure used to treat pain related to Facet Joint Arthritis which causes inflammation of the facet joints in the spine. The goal of this procedure is to use a mix of corticosteroids and anesthetic medications to decrease the inflammation of the facet joints in the neck or lower back that are causing localized pain as well as pain that can radiate into the extremities.

Sacro Iliac (SI) Joint injections

A Sacroiliac Joint Injection, also called an SI Joint Injection, is a needle-based procedure used to treat pain related to the Sacroiliac Joint which causes inflammation of the sacroiliac joints of the spine. The goal of this procedure is to use a mix of corticosteroids and anesthetic medications to decrease the inflammation of the sacroiliac joints that are causing localized pain as well as pain that can radiate into the hips.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable pain relief device used for chronic neck or back pain as well as other neurological conditions that can cause chronic pain. The device works by sending electrical impulses to the spinal cord that block nerve pain signals to the brain. The blocking of these pain signals from the brain is what results in the relief from pain. This procedure has been researched to be safe and effective in treating chronic pain.

RadioFrequency Ablation (RFA)

A rhizotomy (also known as a radiofrequency ablation) is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat back, neck or pain in the extremities that originates in the spinal nerves or the joints at the back of the spine, known as the facet joints. As spinal nerves are irritated, they send pain signals to the brain which then sends these pain signals back throughout the neck, back, arms or legs.

RFA Info Sheet

Other Non-surgical Treatment Options

  • Ultrasound-Guided Therapeutic Injections
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Nerve Root Blocks
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medications
  • Bracing