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Trigger Points

Trigger Points What is a Trigger point injection (TPI) Trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option for treating pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body. WebMD What Happens During a Trigger Point...

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Joint Injections

Joint Injections What are Joint Injections? Typically when you ask a pain management doctor about joint injections he or she would say in what part of the body? So for this discussion we are going keep our discussion to the joints of the arms and legs (Upper & Lower extremities). Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. Many different conditions can lead to...

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Spinal Epidural Injections

Spinal Epidural InjectionsWhat is an Epidural Steroid Injection? Epidural steroid injections are a frequently used treatment for chronic pain syndromes, especially if a person suffers with radicular pain which means arm pain if the neck is the source of pain and leg pain if the source of pain is emanating from the lower back or Lumbar region What is radiculopathy? Radiculopathy is a condition due to a compressed nerve in the spine that can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the course of the nerve....

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Facet Joint Injections

Facet Joint Injections A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve neck or back pain caused by inflamed spinal joints. Facet injection has two purposes. First, it is typically used as an analytical test to determine if your pain is actually produced by your facet or spinal joints. Second, it is used as a management to relieve inflammation and pain. The effects of facet injections tend to be temporary – providing relief for several days or even years. The goal is to reduce pain...

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Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency AblationRadiofrequency Ablation? What is it? Radiofrequency ablation is the utmost progressive treatment available for treating pain created at the spinal joints known as facet joint related pain. Facet Joint pain can be in the neck upper back, mid to low back and sacroiliac regions. Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up and ablate a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that...

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