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Pain Management

Pain Management Injections provide temporary and long-term pain relief by delivering a combination of local anesthetic and steroid to an area in the body that is the source of pain, with the goal of returning you to normal activity. Injections can be performed in the back/spine and joints using image guidance to administer medications through a precisely placed, small needle. They can also give additional knowledge about your condition and finding the source of your pain.

What to Expect


There are several types of pain management injections. Spinal injections, including epidural steroid, sacroiliac joint, and facet injections, provide long-term pain relief by delivering a combination of local anesthetic and steroids to an area in the spinal column or pelvis that is the source of pain. Joint injections are also performed to provide pain relief. Your procedure will be performed by a Board Certified Radiologist with Fluoroscopic X-ray guidance to ensure proper needle placement.

Pain Management Procedures


Epidural Steroid Injection

Can relieve neck, arm, back, leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves, and pain caused by spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, or disc herniation. Medicines are delivered to the spinal nerve between the covering of the spinal cord and vertebrae.

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Transforaminal Epidural Injection

An injection performed from the side where the nerve exits the spine to reach the source of inflammation. Can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves.

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Arthrogram

Used to evaluate the structure and function of extremity joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee or ankle. The procedure can help determine the need for treatment, including surgery or joint replacement.

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Discogram

A discogram is a diagnostic procedure performed to determine if a specific disc is the source of your pain. Information gained from this procedure will help decide if surgery is necessary and at what level(s) a fusion should be performed.

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Facet/Sacroiliac (SI) Joints

Used to relieve or eliminate pain in facet joints located on the back of the spine, where vertebrae slightly overlap and guide and restrict spine movement. A sacroiliac joint is the space between the spine and pelvis.

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Hip Injection

A hip injection is a shot of medicine into the hip joint. The medicine can help relieve pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dysplasia, inflammation or injury. It can also help diagnose the source of hip pain.

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Joint Injection

Used to provide pain relief, diagnose the source of pain, and increase your ability to function without pain. Joint injections can be performed on any joint, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee or ankle.

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Migraine Pain Relief

The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a collection of nerve cells located just beneath the tissue lining the back of the nose. An SPG block is an in-office procedure that provides patients with immediate relief from migraine headaches.

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Myelogram

A myelogram is a procedure that can detect spinal column abnormalities including a tumor, a herniated disc or arthritis, spinal narrowing and/or nerve impingement. It can also aid in planning surgical procedures of the spine.

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Nerve Root Block

A nerve root block is an injection of anesthetic and steroid injected under X-ray guidance into the area where the nerve exits the spinal column. It can determine if an inflamed spinal nerve is the source of pain.

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Trigger Point Injection

Trigger points are tight knots of muscle that won’t relax. Medication is injected into the muscle to soothe pain in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck, as well as fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain.

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Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive, non-surgical therapy used to treat painful compression fractures in the spine by injecting a cement-like substance into the bone. This procedure is performed at the hospital.

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Scheduling a Procedure


Midwest Radiology maintains dedicated scheduling resources for all outpatient imaging center locations. We offer same-day scheduling and accept most forms of medical insurance. Call us today!

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Locations


Our outpatient imaging services are provided through St. Paul Radiology and Suburban Imaging clinics conveniently located throughout the Twin Cities area. We offer top quality imaging services that generate high-resolution imagery using state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment.

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