Interventional Pain Management

Long Island Spine Specialists provides the latest in non-invasive and minimally-invasive interventional pain management treatments for neck and back. Learn about common procedures performed by Long Island Spine Specialists Physicians.

Common Procedures

Facet Joint Injections

Facet injections are chemical sensory nerve blocks which temporarily block low back pain stemming from inflammation, or irritation of the facet joints in the spine.

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Epidural Steroid Injections

This treatment is performed by injecting corticosteroids into the epidural space of the vertebral column as a means of treating pain caused by irritation of the spinal nerves.

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Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Sacroiliac joints are small joints in the low back and buttocks where the pelvis joins the spine. Injecting local anesthetic into the sacroiliac joint will help confirm the joint as a source of pain and the steroid will help to reduce any inflammation that may exist within the joint.

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Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

The transforaminal injection uses a smaller amount of the steroid and provides a more precise delivery method to deliver the steroids exactly near the involved nerve root. View Video

Discography
Discography is a diagnostic test whereby a contrast dye is injected into specific discs and outlines damaged areas viewed on x-ray during the procedure. This test is used to help identify which discs are causing your pain. Discography, in conjunction with history, physical exam, and imaging, is ordered when surgery has been indicated

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Medial Branch Block
Medial branch nerves are small nerves that feed out from the facet joints in the spine. A medial branch nerve block temporarily interrupts the pain signal being carried by the medial branch nerves that supply a specific facet joint. If the patient has pain relief after the medial branch nerve block, that individual may be a candidate for a neurotomy.

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Our Board Certified Physiatrists

Our Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians specialize in conservative spine treatment for neck and low back pain, offering clinically proven, effective solutions for painful spinal and musculoskeletal conditions through the use of minimally invasive spinal injection procedures.

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