Pain Management (Interventional Therapy)
Minimally invasive, image-guided percutaneous techniques have been added to the list of available treatment options for spinal pain. Image-guidance with fluoroscopy or ultrasound increases the precision of these procedures and helps confirm needle placement. Lumbosacral and sacroiliac pain can be evaluated and treated safely and effectively with injections of local anesthetics or long-acting steroids into sacroiliac joints, elective nerve roots, spondylolytic areas, and the epidural space.
Our group of Musculoskeletal Radiologists performs diagnostic and therapeutic injections into the smaller joints of the upper and lower extremities to include the foot, elbow and ankle.
Patient consultation for vertebroplasty with 3T MRI imaging can be done at Visalia Imaging prior to surgical repair at the hospital.