Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection

A Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection is an outpatient, non surgical procedure that provides pain relief of chronic hip pain. It allows for maximum placement accuracy. It is typically used to treat arthritis of the hip which cause painful chronic inflammation and degeneration resulting in decreased range of motion and function.

Numbing and anti inflammatory medications are injected using a fluoroscope to view images of dye injected into the area. This gives a crystal clear vision of where the medication will yield optimal results. Many patients experience immense relief and are able to resume normal daily routine activities the next day.

SI Steroid Injection

The Sacroiliac joint also know as the SI joint is a bilateral and connects the sacrum which is the base of the spine to the hips. A Sacroiliac Joint Steroid injection is done to both diagnose and treat SI joint pain and dysfunction.

Diagnostically the injection is done into the SI joint with guided dye to ensure proper placement. Then the patient is asked to reproduce painful movements. If the majority of pain is gone the SI joint dysfunction diagnosis is partially confirmed. Often a second repeat test with different numbing medication is performed to completely confirm. From there a therapeutic SI steroid injection is administered with aded anti inflammatory medication. Once pain relief has been established for a period of time many patients go on to physical therapy for further restoration of function.

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

A Lumbar Sympathetic Block is an injection of local anesthetic into the sympathetic nerves. The sympathetic portion of the nervous system is responsible for fight of flight response, maintaining balance or homeostasis in the body and can carry pain messages. The lumbar sympathetic nerves carry these sympathetic nerve messages form the lower extremities to the brain. A Lumbar Sympathetic Block is often administered to relieve many conditions such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Shingles, leg  swelling and leg pain. It is an out patient procedure that does not require anesthesia. Most people can return to work the next day. Many people experience immediate but temporary relief. Multiple injections may be prescribed as each one tends to last longer and longer.