Epidural injections are a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment for neck pain, low back pain, buttock pain, leg pain or sciatica that has been around for decades. Your doctor will place a small amount of anti-inflammatory medication into the epidural space NEAR the spine. This will relieve swelling, inflammation and most importantly pain.
A facet block is an injection of local anesthetic (numbing medicine) into one or more of the small joints located along the side of each vertebrae on both sides of the spine. Multiple injections may be performed, depending upon how many joints are involved.
Radiofrequency is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to reduce or stop the transmission of pain. Radiofrequency waves ablate, or “burn,” the nerve that is causing the pain, essentially eliminating the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
Spinal cord stimulation uses a small device to deliver electrical pulses to the spinal cord, masking pain signals before they reach the brain. It helps people better manage their chronic pain and reduce their use of opioid medications.