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Anesthesia (Conscious Sedation)

client="4226"; openthis="A_6e868d52"; width=720; vm_open(); Conscious sedation is a type of anesthesia that makes the patient feel very relaxed. It reduces painful sensations and the awareness of pain. It is not intended to put the patient to sleep, and will wear off...

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Anesthesia (Monitored Anesthesia Care, MAC)

client="4226"; openthis="A_cbbdb586"; width=720; vm_open(); Monitored anesthesia care is a type of anesthesia that makes the patient feel very relaxed. It reduces painful sensations and the awareness of pain. It is not intended to put the patient to sleep, and will...

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Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

client="4226"; openthis="A_777fcf4d"; width=720; vm_open(); This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection...

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Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

client="4226"; openthis="A_c58adc1e"; width=720; vm_open(); This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing...

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Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

client="4226"; openthis="A_d4d7fb8d"; width=720; vm_open(); During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your neck. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that...

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Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block

client="4226"; openthis="A_fe7d460d"; width=720; vm_open(); This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. It can be used to treat conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and...

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Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

client="4226"; openthis="A_94d51015"; width=720; vm_open(); This injection procedure is performed to relieve neck, shoulder and arm pain related to compression of a nerve root in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress...

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Electromyography (EMG)

client="4226"; openthis="A_9811dcd0"; width=720; vm_open(); This is a test of your muscles and nerves. It usually has two parts. One is a nerve conduction study. This measures how well electricity moves through your nerves. The second part is a needle electromyogram....

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Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)

client="4226"; openthis="A_8ebf6a5d"; width=720; vm_open(); This noninvasive, outpatient exam is used to measure how quickly nerves conduct electrical signals through the body. NCS is a valuable technique for diagnosing nerve damage. If damage exists, NCS can help a...

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Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

client="4226"; openthis="A_355638ec"; width=720; vm_open(); This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal...

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Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets

client="4226"; openthis="A_e648142e"; width=720; vm_open(); This procedure is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections is needed to treat...

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Lumbar Sympathetic Block

client="4226"; openthis="A_8557949f"; width=720; vm_open(); This procedure is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections is needed to treat...

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Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

client="4226"; openthis="A_d0d771ff"; width=720; vm_open(); This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the...

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Medial Branch Block

client="4226"; openthis="A_2a7a1126"; width=720; vm_open(); This diagnostic procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. They allow the spine to bend, flex and...

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Fluoroscopic Guided Piriformis Injection

client="4226"; openthis="A_3989593a"; width=720; vm_open(); This injection procedure is performed to diagnose and relieve the pain of piriformis syndrome, an irritation of the sciatic nerve caused by a contraction of the piriformis muscle in the...

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Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

client="4226"; openthis="A_14a0473d"; width=720; vm_open(); This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the...

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Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)

client="4226"; openthis="A_2aaf4d4d"; width=720; vm_open(); Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the...

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Stellate Ganglion Block

client="4226"; openthis="A_1ff5d2ca"; width=720; vm_open(); A stellate ganglion nerve block is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your neck. This helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to the nerves. Treatment may require a series of...

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Suprascapular Nerve Block (Fluoroscopically Guided)

client="4226"; openthis="A_16c1006b"; width=720; vm_open(); This outpatient procedure is used to treat pain and discomfort from arthritis, bursitis or impingement of the suprascapular nerve in the shoulder joint. The suprascapular nerve is a major motor nerve that...

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Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Thoracic Facets

client="4226"; openthis="A_405f326d"; width=720; vm_open(); During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your upper back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain...

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