Pain Management

Interventional pain management is a subspecialty of interventional radiology with the goal to relieve, reduce, or manage chronic and/or acute pain in the spine, adjacent muscles, or joints.

At Apex Radiology we provide a full range of pain management interventional procedures including, Joint Injection, Facet Block Injection, Nerve Root Injection, Steroid Injection, Plasma Rich Platelet and Vertebroplasty. These procedures are minimally invasive and typically involve injection of local anesthetic along with a steroid medication, and usually involve CT or ultrasound image guidance for precise delivery to the area of concern including joints, bursae, tendons, nerve roots and more.

Our specialist radiologists have the necessary expertise to deal with all aspects of image guided pain management procedures.  If you are a health care specialist needing expert advice for your patient, simply call one of our radiologists to discuss specifics.

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Please note; not all services are listed below, and not all services are available at every site

Cortisone and Steroid injections combine hydrocortisone and a long-acting local anaesthetic, to act as a powerful anti-inflammatory. It can be injected into areas of concern causing pain and inflammation. For sports injuries and pain management, Cortisone and Steroid injections will reduce or eliminate pain associated with:

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis and joint degeneration
  • Nerve pain, including spine and carpal tunnel
  • Tendonitis and tenosynovitis – plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, de Quervain’s, tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Frozen shoulder – adhesive capsulitis
  • Ganglion cyst

Depending on the area of pain, CT, fluoroscopy or ultrasound is used to ensure the needle delivering the treatment is exactly within the area suspected of causing pain to maximise pain relief. When a fluid collection is present (such as a ganglion), fluid might be removed to relieve distension before cortisone is injected.

Cortisone is a legal steroid medication.

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