Procedures

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Procedures

Peripheral Nerve Pulsed Radio Frequency

PRF is a treatment for nerve pain or localised pain in the body caused by irritation or malfunction of a nerve or sensitization of the pain system. It is performed in an operating theatre under light sedation by a pain specialist.

Radiofrequency Ablation of the Genicular Nerves of the Knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of knee pain. The pain signal is carried from the knee to the brain/central nervous system via the genicular nerves of the knee. Radiofrequency ablation is when heat is applied to these nerves.

Sacroiliac Joint Injection

The Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) is a high-friction non-moving joint between the sacrum (part of the spine) and the ilium bone (part of the pelvis). It is subject to a variety of twisting and shearing forces in everyday life, and can become painful as a result. It can be helpful for the diagnosis and treatment of some people's back pain to check whether an injection of local anaesthetic and cortisone into the joint can relieve pain.

Sacroiliac Radio Frequency

A radiofrequency neurotomy is a type of injection procedure used to sacroiliac joint pain caused by arthritis or other degenerative changes, or from an injury.

In this procedure, a heat lesion is created on certain nerves with the goal of interrupting the pain signals to the brain, thus eliminating pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (Neuromodulation)

Spinal Cord Stimulation (sometimes called Dorsal Column Stimulation or Neuromodulation) is a technique in which the complex mechanisms by which pain signals are transmitted through the spinal cord are altered.

Stellate Ganglion Block

A stellate ganglion block is an injection of local anesthetic in the sympathetic nerve tissue of the neck. These nerves are a part of the sympathetic nervous system. The nerves are located on either side of the voice box, in the neck.

Suprascapular Nerve Block

A suprascapular nerve block is an injection of local anesthetic and steroid near the suprascapular nerve. The suprascapular nerve is formed from nerve fibers from the C4, C5, and C6 nerve roots, and it supplies feeling to the shoulder.

Suprascapular Nerve Pulsed Radio Frequency

Chronic shoulder or suprascapular pain is a disabling phenomenon. Chronic headache is also a disabling phenomenon for many patients. Once it was believed that chronic headache that is attributed to the cervical spine originates from the upper cervical nerve roots (C0-C3).

PENS Therapy

PENS therapy is used to treat chronic nerve pain including areas of hypersensitivity, headache and chronic post-surgical pain. Occasionally PENS is used as a diagnostic tool. PENS therapy does not destroy the affected nerves but makes them less sensitive to pain. A low voltage electrical current is delivered through a specially designed needle to the fatty layer just below the surface of the skin close to the specific nerve, or to the nerve endings situated in the local area. This stimulation is intended to induce a pain-relieving effect by altering the state of the nerves.

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