IMAGE-GUIDED INTERVENTIONAL PAIN THERAPY
CALEO HEALTH & CDC PAIN INJECTION CLINIC
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*ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN ABOUT SPINE (FACET) INJECTIONS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF BACK AND JOINT PAIN.
Referrals are currently being accepted for Physical Medicine and Multidisciplinary Pain Management Services. For all types of pain!
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Radiofrequency Neurotomy Procedure
Facet Joint Injection
Two successive steroid injections of a painful facet joint should be tried first. If the pain relief lasts 6 months or more on average, then continuing these injections is advised. If pain relief is meaningful but relapses in less than 6 months, proceed to a diagnostic medial branch block.
Step 1 A.
A focused physiotherapy or chiropractic rehabilitation program should be implemented in conjunction with your facet joint injection. Facet pain or general back pain can be associated with weak or deconditioned muscle, joint dysfunction and postural abnormalities. Working with your therapist to Correct these issue will allow for better outcomes from your spine injections.
Medial Branch Block
This involves injection local anaesthetic along the same nerves that will be targeted with RFN to see if the freezing of theses nerves provides relief of facet joint pain. This will predict whether RFN is likely to work for a specific patient’s pain.
The procedure must be performed while the patient is awake. The area to be treated is first numbed with a local anaesthetic by injection. The radiologist will use a live x-ray to guide needles into the treatment area. A high-frequency electrical current is passed through the needle after the correct placement is confirmed. This allows the radiologist performing the procedure to create a tiny burn along the nerve and stop it from carrying the pain signal to the brain Patients typically go home less than an hour after the procedure is done and recover within a few days.
Spine Health Tips
Exercise & Weight Management are Essential Parts of Maintaining a Healthy Spine
- Exercise regularly
- Follow good eating habits
- Maintain good posture
- Maintain good flexibility
- Use proper lifting techniques
- Get Plenty of Rest
- Maintain good body weight
- Avoid smoking
- LISTEN to your back
Click on the link to print a copy of the Spine Health Tip brochure — General Handout
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Call | 403.241-3529 for more information