Pain Management for Various Back Conditions
When your back condition can’t be remedied right away, we can help numb the pain with an epidural block. An epidural block is one of the most common pain management procedures. It involves receiving an injection of medicines in the epidural space, the outermost part the spinal canal where the nerves and spinal cord are located.
At Biscup Spine, our experienced back pain management specialist performs the procedure under the most sterile conditions using a special imaging technique called fluoroscopy. Fluoroscopy allows us to guide the injection to the designated area with extreme precision.
There are a few different types of epidurals:
- Caudal epidural – This injection is made in the lower area of the spine to treat lower back problems.
- Transforaminal epidural – An injection made in the foraminal canal (the opening where nerves exit spine). This procedure is more difficult than other epidurals, but with a skilled hand and fluoroscopy, it can be precisely applied to damaged nerves in the spine
- Trigger point injections – In a trigger point injection, a doctor delivers a numbing, cortisone-type medication into a painful area of knotted muscle. When successful, these injections deactivate the nerve trigger point, reducing pain, swelling, and associated inflammation.
At Biscup Spine, patients enlist Dr. Robert S. Biscup’s services on retainer. He will work closely with you to develop a back pain treatment plan tailored to your preferences and long-term goals.
Find out if epidurals will be useful for treating your back pain. Call (800) 533-7313 today to arrange an appointment at Biscup Spine.