Information About Back Pain Procedures

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A discogram is a diagnostic test that is used to determine if an injured or degenerative disc may be causing severe, uncomfortable back pain.

A medial branch block is performed as both a diagnostic and treatment procedure for patients with neck and back pain associated with the facet joints.

Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure in which a microelectrode is used to heat and destroy the nerve that is associated with chronic pain.

Back pain has several different causes and is treated differently depending on the origin, type, intensity, and location of the pain.

Both a facet block and a rhizotomy are procedures used to treat neck, back, and shoulder pain caused by a condition in the facet joints.

Epidural steroid injections can be used to treat several spinal conditions or injuries that are causing severe back pain by allowing healing.

Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure in which a device is used to send electrical pulses that can mask pain signals that are sent to the brain.

Sacroiliac joint injections are used to diagnose and treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction which causes significant back pain and inflammation.

A vertebroplasty procedure is performed to eradicate the pain associated with spinal compression fractures, while also stabilizing the vertebra.

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