Epidural steroid injections are most commonly used in situations of radicular pain, which is a radiating pain that is transmitted away from the spine by an irritated spinal nerve. Irritation of a spinal nerve in the low back ( lumbar radiculopathy ), such as from lumbar spinal stenosis , cervical spinal stenosis, herniated disc , and foraminal encroachment, causes back pain that goes down the leg. Epidural injection is also used as a minimally invasive procedure to treat nerve compression in the neck (cervical spine), referred to as cervical radiculopathy , which causes pain.
Our technologists have been trained in the proper use and function of the Portal Gravity System. This training was provided by David Carter Director of Operations, Portal, Inc. at Portal Medical of North Logan, Utah. Ankle Tenogram : injection technique to relieve chronic ankle pain. ( Ankle tenography is primarily a diagnostic technique to aid in diagnosing chronic ankle pain, referable to the tendons, that has been unresponsive to more conservative therapy (., immobilization, bracing and physical therapy). These can be accompanied with injection as a combination of local anesthetic and steroid. This has been shown to be useful in localizing pain and in surgical decision making.
Writing in the Foot and Ankle Online Journal , Ross Hauser, ., et al studied the use of the Hackett-Hemwall technique of Dextrose Prolotherapy on patients averaging years of unresolved pain with Morton’s neuroma was shown to improve their quality of life, which continued months after their last session. The 17 patients treated with Prolotherapy reported significantly less pain, stiffness, disability, or use of other pain therapies, as well as improvements in walking, range of motion, ability to exercise, and performing activities of daily living.