Pain Management Treatment Options
The Center for Pain Management at Wood County Hospital is committed to identifying the cause of your condition and providing treatment and relief. We want you to get back to living your life. Listed below are descriptions of the most common procedures we perform at the Center for Pain Management.
Epidural Steroid Injection
The epidural steroid injection is procedure where a long acting steroid solution is administered into the epidural space or near the nerve as it exits the spinal canal. Epidural steroid injections can reduce inflammation of the nerves and provide pain relief.
Facet joints are small joints on either side of each vertebra in the spinal column that allow us to bend forward and backward. A medial branch nerve block temporarily interrupts the pain signal to a specific facet joint. The diagnostic blocks help to find out whether the facet joints are the cause of the back pain.
Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure using a specialized machine to interrupt nerve conduction on a semi-permanent basis. The nerves are usually blocked for a period as short as 3 months, or as long as 18 months.
The sacroiliac joint is a large joint that is formed by the ilium and the sacrum. When the joint becomes painful, it can cause pain in its immediate region or it can refer into your groin, abdomen, hip, buttock, or legs.
Trigger point injection is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times these knots can be felt underneath the skin.