& Pain Management
Dr. Rose in
the C-arm Fluoroscopy Room used for Radiological Intervention
(Myelography, Arthrography, Discography and Spinal Intervention).
are ordered for diagnosis and/or the therapeutic treatment of pain
in areas of the spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbar). In some instances,
the spinal injection procedure is used in conjunction with another
imaging exam, such as MRI or CT.
Some injections, such
as myelograms, are purely diagnostic. They are performed to acquire
additional information regarding pain symptoms so that your physician
can establish the appropriate treatment.
require the injection of a pain relief medication, such as an anesthetic
or steroid, into the area of concern. These procedures have a diagnostic
value as well. If the injected medication provides pain relief,
the physician gains insight into the origin of the patient's pain.
Fluoroscopy (x-ray images
that appear on a television-like monitor) is used to guide the placement
of the needle that delivers the pain medication or contrast material
to the area of concern. The contrast material verifies accurate
placement of the needle while the medication attempts to provide
Rose Radiology Centers,
Inc. (RRC) provides the following injection procedures:
- Facet Joint
Nerve Root Blocks
- MRI Arthrography
- Trigger Point Injections
These procedures vary
widely. An RRC technologist will contact you before your exam to
give you specific instructions on your procedure. Please note, due
to the effects of some medications, you will need someone to drive
you home after your procedure. Please make the necessary arrangements
in advance. A technologist will give you information and instructions
on potential after-effects from the local anesthetic and medications
associated with your procedure.
These procedures usually
take between 30 and 60 minutes.
Please refer to our FAQ
- Intervention & Pain Management section for additional
questions & answers.