The Basics of Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections

A sacroiliac (SI) joint injection involves administering medication directly into one or both joints of the lower back region. The procedure is done as an outpatient technique, and most patients go back to work the next day.

What medications are used in the SI joint injection procedure?

The sacroiliac joint injection involves injecting the joint with a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid medication. Due to the nature of the numbing agent, you may have immediate pain relief. If a corticos...


Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of Knee

Cooled radiofrequency ablation (cooled RFA) is a new innovative technique used to treat chronic pain. This advanced procedure uses cooled radiofrequency (RF) energy to safely and quickly target certain sensory nerves. Chronic knee pain is a common problem, and many cases are related to nerve problems. Once the nerves are shut off, they cannot transmit pain signals to the brain.

How common is knee pain?

In a large clinical study, the prevalence of knee pain due to osteoarthritis has doubled...


The Morphine Intrathecal Pain Pump for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a major problem for Americans. International studies have shown that chronic pain affects around 10% of the general population, and in the U.S., 25% of people have some type of recurring or chronic pain. In addition, 2/3rds of people have experienced chronic pain for more than 10 years. A promising treatment for chronic pain is the morphine intrathecal pain pump.

What is intrathecal analgesia?

Also called spinal analgesia, intrathecal analgesia involves infusing medication ...


Overview of Fibromyalgia and Treatment

Fibromyalgia affects 2-4% of people, more often women than men. Doctors diagnose fibromyalgia based on the patient’s symptoms and a few examination techniques. This condition causes widespread pain and tenderness of the body. Often associated with fatigue and sleep problems, fibromyalgia is a common cause of chronic disability.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia causes pain and tenderness that comes and goes, and moves about the body. Most patients report tender area...


Ganglion Impar Block in Colorado for Pelvic, Genital and Anal Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain in the groin, perineal, or genital region, one option for treatment is the ganglion impar block. This block is often used when conservative measures fail to relieve pain.

Who is a candidate for the ganglion impar block?

The ganglion impar block is an easy, safe procedure used to treat pelvic, genital, visceral, perineal, and anal pain. This injection procedure is a type of sympathetic block used to treat sympathetically-mediated pain, neuropathic pain, malig...