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Patient Informational Videos & Animations

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Treating Pain from Shoulder Arthritis

Treating Pain from Shoulder Arthritis

Arthritis (also called osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis) involves the swelling and damage of the joint. The condition causes pain and stiffness […]

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Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections

This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in […]

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Joint Injection: Shoulder

Joint Injection: Shoulder

This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder and arm caused by arthritis or other damage to the shoulder joint.

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Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block

Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block

This outpatient procedure numbs the shoulder and arm with an injection of local anesthetic. Typically, it is used before or after […]

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Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

This outpatient procedure numbs the arm and hand with an injection of local anesthetic. Typically, it is used before or after […]

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue […]

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Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue […]

Popliteal Fossa Block

This outpatient procedure numbs the lower leg with an injection of local anesthesia. Typically, it is used for surgery on the […]

Joint Injection: Hip

This outpatient injection procedure relieves hip, leg or buttock pain caused by arthritis or other damage to the hip joint.

Where Back Pain Begins

Vertebral discs are the spinal column’s shock absorbers. The discs cushion the vertebral bones and allow the spine to twist and […]

Spondylolisthesis

In this condition, damage to bones or joints causes vertebrae to slip forward and distort the spinal cord. This animation will […]

Spinal Stenosis

The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a […]

Scoliosis

About two percent of people are affected by this deformation of the spine, which causes the normally straight spine to curve.

Post Laminectomy Syndrome

Post laminectomy syndrome, also called failed back syndrome, is a continuous and chronic pain that can develop after certain types of […]

Migraine Headaches

A migraine is an intense, throbbing headache that may be accompanied by nausea or dizziness. A migraine can last from hours […]

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Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel […]

Herniated Discs

A herniated disc is a common injury that can affect any part of the spine. A herniated disc can cause severe […]

Facet Joint Syndrome

This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints […]

Degenerative Disc Disease

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This […]

Coccydynia

This condition is an inflammation of the tip of the tailbone, called the coccyx. It causes pain and tenderness between the […]

Cervical Radiculopathy

This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel […]

Anatomy of the Spine

The spinal column is the body’s main support structure. Its thirty-three bones, called vertebrae, are divided into five regions: cervical, thoracic, […]

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Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection procedure relieves pain in the upper back, ribs, and abdomen caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the […]

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Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (or RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the […]

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Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection

This outpatient procedure is an injection performed to relieve pain in the upper back.

Stellate Ganglion Block

This injection can both diagnose and treat pain coming from the sympathetic nerves. It is a common treatment for shingles and […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is […]

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Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone […]

Medial Branch Block

This diagnostic procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in […]

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Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. […]

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

This procedure is performed to relieve leg pain caused by complex regional pain syndromes, which may develop after an injury to […]

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Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy

This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial […]

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Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation […]

Intrathecal Pump Implant

An intrathecal pump relieves chronic pain. It uses small amounts of medicine applied directly to the intrathecal space (the area surrounding […]

Facet Joint Injections

The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet […]

Discography

This diagnostic procedure, also called discogram, is used to determine whether back pain is caused by one or more spinal discs. […]

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Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve neck, shoulder and arm pain related to compression of a nerve root in the […]

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Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (or RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the […]

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Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. […]

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Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling […]

Phantom Limb Pain

This condition, common among amputees, is a painful sensation that seems to originate in a missing limb. It is different from […]

Peripheral Neuralgia

This painful condition results from damage to the peripheral nervous system – the nerves that travel from the spinal cord to […]

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is caused by injury or damage to the fascia, the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles, organs […]

Fibromyalgia

This chronic condition, which can be difficult to diagnose, results in pain throughout the body and a feeling of exhaustion that […]

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About Pain Management

About Pain Management

Pain management, also called pain medicine, is a type of specialized medical care. It is designed to minimize the impact of […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of connective tissue travels across the bottom of the […]

Ankle Nerve Block

This outpatient procedure numbs the ankle and foot with an injection of local anesthesia. Typically, it is used for surgery on […]