Spinal Cord: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.Zygapophyseal Joint: The joint that occurs between facets of the interior and superior articular processes of adjacent VERTEBRAE.Spinal Cord Injuries: Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).Injections: Introduction of substances into the body using a needle and syringe.Injections, Spinal: Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.Spinal DiseasesSpinal Nerves: The 31 paired peripheral nerves formed by the union of the dorsal and ventral spinal roots from each spinal cord segment. The spinal nerve plexuses and the spinal roots are also included.Lumbar Vertebrae: VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.Spinal Nerve Roots: Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.Anesthesia, Spinal: Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.Spinal Cord Diseases: Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.Spinal Canal: The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.Injections, Intra-Articular: Methods of delivering drugs into a joint space.Spinal Cord Neoplasms: Benign and malignant neoplasms which occur within the substance of the spinal cord (intramedullary neoplasms) or in the space between the dura and spinal cord (intradural extramedullary neoplasms). The majority of intramedullary spinal tumors are primary CNS neoplasms including ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; and LIPOMA. Intramedullary neoplasms are often associated with SYRINGOMYELIA. The most frequent histologic types of intradural-extramedullary tumors are MENINGIOMA and NEUROFIBROMA.Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal.Spinal Cord Compression: Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the SPINAL CORD due to extramedullary neoplasm; EPIDURAL ABSCESS; SPINAL FRACTURES; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations vary with the anatomic site of the lesion and may include localized pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence.Spinal Fusion: Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)Spinal NeoplasmsCervical Vertebrae: The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.Injections, Intravenous: Injections made into a vein for therapeutic or experimental purposes.Injections, Intramuscular: Forceful administration into a muscle of liquid medication, nutrient, or other fluid through a hollow needle piercing the muscle and any tissue covering it.Spinal Injuries: Injuries involving the vertebral column.Nerve Block: Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.Spine: The spinal or vertebral column.Injections, Subcutaneous: Forceful administration under the skin of liquid medication, nutrient, or other fluid through a hollow needle piercing the skin.Injections, Intralesional: Injections introduced directly into localized lesions.Ganglia, Spinal: Sensory ganglia located on the dorsal spinal roots within the vertebral column. The spinal ganglion cells are pseudounipolar. The single primary branch bifurcates sending a peripheral process to carry sensory information from the periphery and a central branch which relays that information to the spinal cord or brain.Lumbosacral Region: Region of the back including the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, SACRUM, and nearby structures.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Muscular Atrophy, Spinal: A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)Thoracic Vertebrae: A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.Spinal Cord Ischemia: Reduced blood flow to the spinal cord which is supplied by the anterior spinal artery and the paired posterior spinal arteries. This condition may be associated with ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, trauma, emboli, diseases of the aorta, and other disorders. Prolonged ischemia may lead to INFARCTION of spinal cord tissue.Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.Injections, Epidural: The injection of drugs, most often analgesics, into the spinal canal without puncturing the dura mater.Injections, Intraperitoneal: Forceful administration into the peritoneal cavity of liquid medication, nutrient, or other fluid through a hollow needle piercing the abdominal wall.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Laminectomy: A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.Motor Neurons: Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.Anesthetics, Local: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.Low Back Pain: Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.Intervertebral Disc: Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Paraplegia: Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.Injections, Intraventricular: Injections into the cerebral ventricles.Tuberculosis, Spinal: Osteitis or caries of the vertebrae, usually occurring as a complication of tuberculosis of the lungs.Spondylolisthesis: Forward displacement of a superior vertebral body over the vertebral body below.Hyperalgesia: An increased sensation of pain or discomfort produced by mimimally noxious stimuli due to damage to soft tissue containing NOCICEPTORS or injury to a peripheral nerve.Injections, Intradermal: The forcing into the skin of liquid medication, nutrient, or other fluid through a hollow needle, piercing the top skin layer.Posterior Horn Cells: Neurons in the SPINAL CORD DORSAL HORN whose cell bodies and processes are confined entirely to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. They receive collateral or direct terminations of dorsal root fibers. They send their axons either directly to ANTERIOR HORN CELLS or to the WHITE MATTER ascending and descending longitudinal fibers.Spinal Fractures: Broken bones in the vertebral column.Spinal Curvatures: Deformities of the SPINE characterized by abnormal bending or flexure in the vertebral column. They may be bending forward (KYPHOSIS), backward (LORDOSIS), or sideway (SCOLIOSIS).Sacrum: Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.Intervertebral Disc Displacement: An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.Synovial Cyst: Non-neoplastic tumor-like lesions at joints, developed from the SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE of a joint through the JOINT CAPSULE into the periarticular tissues. They are filled with SYNOVIAL FLUID with a smooth and translucent appearance. A synovial cyst can develop from any joint, but most commonly at the back of the knee, where it is known as POPLITEAL CYST.Hematoma, Epidural, Spinal: A rare epidural hematoma in the spinal epidural space, usually due to a vascular malformation (CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS) or TRAUMA. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a neurologic emergency due to a rapidly evolving compressive MYELOPATHY.Injections, Intra-Arterial: Delivery of drugs into an artery.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Spondylolysis: Deficient development or degeneration of a portion of the VERTEBRA, usually in the pars interarticularis (the bone bridge between the superior and inferior facet joints of the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE) leading to SPONDYLOLISTHESIS.Spinal Muscular Atrophies of Childhood: A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)Intravitreal Injections: The administration of substances into the VITREOUS BODY of the eye with a hypodermic syringe.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Decompression, Surgical: A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Longitudinal Ligaments: Two extensive fibrous bands running the length of the vertebral column. The anterior longitudinal ligament (ligamentum longitudinale anterius; lacertus medius) interconnects the anterior surfaces of the vertebral bodies; the posterior longitudinal ligament (ligamentum longitudinale posterius) interconnects the posterior surfaces. The commonest clinical consideration is OSSIFICATION OF POSTERIOR LONGITUDINAL LIGAMENT. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Injections, Jet: The injection of solutions into the skin by compressed air devices so that only the solution pierces the skin.Spinal Osteophytosis: Outgrowth of immature bony processes or bone spurs (OSTEOPHYTE) from the VERTEBRAE, reflecting the presence of degenerative disease and calcification. It commonly occurs in cervical and lumbar SPONDYLOSIS.Neurons: The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.Joint Capsule: The sac enclosing a joint. It is composed of an outer fibrous articular capsule and an inner SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE.Total Disc Replacement: The replacement of intervertebral discs in the spinal column with artificial devices. The procedure is done in the lumbar or cervical spine to relieve severe pain resulting from INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION.Spinal Cord Regeneration: Repair of the damaged neuron function after SPINAL CORD INJURY or SPINAL CORD DISEASES.Injections, Intraocular: The administration of substances into the eye with a hypodermic syringe.Ligamentum Flavum: The paired bands of yellow elastic tissue that connect adjoining laminae of the vertebrae. With the laminae, it forms the posterior wall of the spinal canal and helps hold the body erect.Neck Pain: Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.DislocationsTraction: The pull on a limb or a part thereof. Skin traction (indirect traction) is applied by using a bandage to pull on the skin and fascia where light traction is required. Skeletal traction (direct traction), however, uses pins or wires inserted through bone and is attached to weights, pulleys, and ropes. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed)Trigeminal Nucleus, Spinal: Nucleus of the spinal tract of the trigeminal nerve. It is divided cytoarchitectonically into three parts: oralis, caudalis (TRIGEMINAL CAUDAL NUCLEUS), and interpolaris.Bupivacaine: A widely used local anesthetic agent.Intervertebral Disc Degeneration: Degenerative changes in the INTERVERTEBRAL DISC due to aging or structural damage, especially to the vertebral end-plates.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Microinjections: The injection of very small amounts of fluid, often with the aid of a microscope and microsyringes.Radiculopathy: Disease involving a spinal nerve root (see SPINAL NERVE ROOTS) which may result from compression related to INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; SPINAL CORD INJURIES; SPINAL DISEASES; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include radicular pain, weakness, and sensory loss referable to structures innervated by the involved nerve root.Quadriplegia: Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.Locomotion: Movement or the ability to move from one place or another. It can refer to humans, vertebrate or invertebrate animals, and microorganisms.Epidural Space: Space between the dura mater and the walls of the vertebral canal.Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Axons: Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.Mice, Inbred C57BLAnalgesics: Compounds capable of relieving pain without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS.Epidural Abscess: Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)Nociceptors: Peripheral AFFERENT NEURONS which are sensitive to injuries or pain, usually caused by extreme thermal exposures, mechanical forces, or other noxious stimuli. Their cell bodies reside in the DORSAL ROOT GANGLIA. Their peripheral terminals (NERVE ENDINGS) innervate target tissues and transduce noxious stimuli via axons to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Biomechanical Phenomena: The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.Manipulation, Spinal: Adjustment and manipulation of the vertebral column.Spondylosis: A degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the VERTEBRA, the INTERVERTEBRAL DISK, and the surrounding soft tissue.Neuralgia: Intense or aching pain that occurs along the course or distribution of a peripheral or cranial nerve.Stilbamidines: STILBENES with AMIDINES attached.Neurons, Afferent: Neurons which conduct NERVE IMPULSES to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Recovery of Function: A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.Electric Stimulation: Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.Myelography: X-ray visualization of the spinal cord following injection of contrast medium into the spinal arachnoid space.Lidocaine: A local anesthetic and cardiac depressant used as an antiarrhythmia agent. Its actions are more intense and its effects more prolonged than those of PROCAINE but its duration of action is shorter than that of BUPIVACAINE or PRILOCAINE.Cats: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)Anterior Horn Cells: MOTOR NEURONS in the anterior (ventral) horn of the SPINAL CORD which project to SKELETAL MUSCLES.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Reflex: An involuntary movement or exercise of function in a part, excited in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the brain or spinal cord.Hindlimb: Either of two extremities of four-footed non-primate land animals. It usually consists of a FEMUR; TIBIA; and FIBULA; tarsals; METATARSALS; and TOES. (From Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p73)Pain Management: A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.Spinal Puncture: Tapping fluid from the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae.Flow Injection Analysis: The analysis of a chemical substance by inserting a sample into a carrier stream of reagent using a sample injection valve that propels the sample downstream where mixing occurs in a coiled tube, then passes into a flow-through detector and a recorder or other data handling device.Nerve Regeneration: Renewal or physiological repair of damaged nerve tissue.Cordotomy: Any operation on the spinal cord. (Stedman, 26th ed)Fluoroscopy: Production of an image when x-rays strike a fluorescent screen.Weight-Bearing: The physical state of supporting an applied load. This often refers to the weight-bearing bones or joints that support the body's weight, especially those in the spine, hip, knee, and foot.Afferent Pathways: Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a peripheral part toward a nerve center.Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Joint DiseasesBehavior, Animal: The observable response an animal makes to any situation.Physical Stimulation: Act of eliciting a response from a person or organism through physical contact.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Cadaver: A dead body, usually a human body.Paralysis: A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)Myelitis: Inflammation of the spinal cord. Relatively common etiologies include infections; AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES; SPINAL CORD; and ischemia (see also SPINAL CORD VASCULAR DISEASES). Clinical features generally include weakness, sensory loss, localized pain, incontinence, and other signs of autonomic dysfunction.Electromyography: Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.Morphine: The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.Sacrococcygeal Region: The body region between (and flanking) the SACRUM and COCCYX.Bone Screws: Specialized devices used in ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY to repair bone fractures.Substance Abuse, Intravenous: Abuse, overuse, or misuse of a substance by its injection into a vein.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Scoliosis: An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)Spinal Cord Stimulation: Application of electric current to the spine for treatment of a variety of conditions involving innervation from the spinal cord.Arthralgia: Pain in the joint.Sperm Injections, Intracytoplasmic: An assisted fertilization technique consisting of the microinjection of a single viable sperm into an extracted ovum. It is used principally to overcome low sperm count, low sperm motility, inability of sperm to penetrate the egg, or other conditions related to male infertility (INFERTILITY, MALE).Animals, Newborn: Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.Pain Threshold: Amount of stimulation required before the sensation of pain is experienced.Sciatic Nerve: A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.Spinal Dysraphism: Congenital defects of closure of one or more vertebral arches, which may be associated with malformations of the spinal cord, nerve roots, congenital fibrous bands, lipomas, and congenital cysts. These malformations range from mild (e.g., SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA) to severe, including rachischisis where there is complete failure of neural tube and spinal cord fusion, resulting in exposure of the spinal cord at the surface. Spinal dysraphism includes all forms of spina bifida. The open form is called SPINA BIFIDA CYSTICA and the closed form is SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)Chronic Pain: Aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. It may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. Its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.Rabbits: The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Hematoma, Subdural, Spinal: Subdural hematoma of the SPINAL CANAL.Diskectomy: Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.Syringes: Instruments used for injecting or withdrawing fluids. (Stedman, 25th ed)Rats, Inbred Strains: Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.Tissue Distribution: Accumulation of a drug or chemical substance in various organs (including those not relevant to its pharmacologic or therapeutic action). This distribution depends on the blood flow or perfusion rate of the organ, the ability of the drug to penetrate organ membranes, tissue specificity, protein binding. The distribution is usually expressed as tissue to plasma ratios.Methylprednisolone: A PREDNISOLONE derivative with similar anti-inflammatory action.Models, Anatomic: Three-dimensional representation to show anatomic structures. Models may be used in place of intact animals or organisms for teaching, practice, and study.Arthrography: Roentgenography of a joint, usually after injection of either positive or negative contrast medium.Interneurons: Most generally any NEURONS which are not motor or sensory. Interneurons may also refer to neurons whose AXONS remain within a particular brain region in contrast to projection neurons, which have axons projecting to other brain regions.Muscle, Skeletal: A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.Spondylitis: Inflammation of the SPINE. This includes both arthritic and non-arthritic conditions.Decerebrate State: A condition characterized by abnormal posturing of the limbs that is associated with injury to the brainstem. This may occur as a clinical manifestation or induced experimentally in animals. The extensor reflexes are exaggerated leading to rigid extension of the limbs accompanied by hyperreflexia and opisthotonus. This condition is usually caused by lesions which occur in the region of the brainstem that lies between the red nuclei and the vestibular nuclei. In contrast, decorticate rigidity is characterized by flexion of the elbows and wrists with extension of the legs and feet. The causative lesion for this condition is located above the red nuclei and usually consists of diffuse cerebral damage. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p358)Tooth Wear: Loss of the tooth substance by chemical or mechanical processesAction Potentials: Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Neurosurgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.Electric Stimulation Therapy: Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the threshold of the skin to pain.Dura Mater: The outermost of the three MENINGES, a fibrous membrane of connective tissue that covers the brain and the spinal cord.Survival of Motor Neuron 1 Protein: A SMN complex protein that is essential for the function of the SMN protein complex. In humans the protein is encoded by a single gene found near the inversion telomere of a large inverted region of CHROMOSOME 5. Mutations in the gene coding for survival of motor neuron 1 protein may result in SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD.Analgesics, Opioid: Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.Finite Element Analysis: A computer based method of simulating or analyzing the behavior of structures or components.Subarachnoid Space: The space between the arachnoid membrane and PIA MATER, filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID. It contains large blood vessels that supply the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD.Brain Stem: The part of the brain that connects the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES with the SPINAL CORD. It consists of the MESENCEPHALON; PONS; and MEDULLA OBLONGATA.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Forelimb: A front limb of a quadruped. (The Random House College Dictionary, 1980)Muscle Spasticity: A form of muscle hypertonia associated with upper MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. Resistance to passive stretch of a spastic muscle results in minimal initial resistance (a "free interval") followed by an incremental increase in muscle tone. Tone increases in proportion to the velocity of stretch. Spasticity is usually accompanied by HYPERREFLEXIA and variable degrees of MUSCLE WEAKNESS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p54)Orthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Substances that reduce or suppress INFLAMMATION.Polyradiculopathy: Disease or injury involving multiple SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Polyradiculitis refers to inflammation of multiple spinal nerve roots.Cauda Equina: The lower part of the SPINAL CORD consisting of the lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal nerve roots.Efferent Pathways: Nerve structures through which impulses are conducted from a nerve center toward a peripheral site. Such impulses are conducted via efferent neurons (NEURONS, EFFERENT), such as MOTOR NEURONS, autonomic neurons, and hypophyseal neurons.Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic: Dysfunction of the URINARY BLADDER due to disease of the central or peripheral nervous system pathways involved in the control of URINATION. This is often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, but may also be caused by BRAIN DISEASES or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Neuromuscular Agents: Drugs used for their actions on skeletal muscle. Included are agents that act directly on skeletal muscle, those that alter neuromuscular transmission (NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKING AGENTS), and drugs that act centrally as skeletal muscle relaxants (MUSCLE RELAXANTS, CENTRAL). Drugs used in the treatment of movement disorders are ANTI-DYSKINESIA AGENTS.Botulinum Toxins, Type A: A serotype of botulinum toxins that has specificity for cleavage of SYNAPTOSOMAL-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 25.Naloxone: A specific opiate antagonist that has no agonist activity. It is a competitive antagonist at mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors.Lampreys: Common name for the only family (Petromyzontidae) of eellike fish in the order Petromyzontiformes. They are jawless but have a sucking mouth with horny teeth.Osteoarthritis: A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A condition of persistent pain and discomfort in the BACK and the LEG following lumbar surgery, often seen in patients enrolled in pain centers.Neural Pathways: Neural tracts connecting one part of the nervous system with another.Mice, Transgenic: Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Triamcinolone Acetonide: An esterified form of TRIAMCINOLONE. It is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid used topically in the treatment of various skin disorders. Intralesional, intramuscular, and intra-articular injections are also administered under certain conditions.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Vitreous Body: The transparent, semigelatinous substance that fills the cavity behind the CRYSTALLINE LENS of the EYE and in front of the RETINA. It is contained in a thin hyaloid membrane and forms about four fifths of the optic globe.Denervation: The resection or removal of the nerve to an organ or part. (Dorland, 28th ed)Byzantium: An ancient city, the site of modern Istanbul. From the 4th to 15th centuries the empire extended from southeastern Europe to western Asia, reaching its greatest extent under Justinian (527-565). By about 1000 A.D. it comprised the southern Balkans, Greece, Asia Minor, and parts of southern Italy. The capture of Constantinople in 1453 marked the formal end of the Byzantine Empire. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)Capitate Bone: A carpal bone with a rounded head located between the TRAPEZOID BONE and the HAMATE BONE.Freund's Adjuvant: An antigen solution emulsified in mineral oil. The complete form is made up of killed, dried mycobacteria, usually M. tuberculosis, suspended in the oil phase. It is effective in stimulating cell-mediated immunity (IMMUNITY, CELLULAR) and potentiates the production of certain IMMUNOGLOBULINS in some animals. The incomplete form does not contain mycobacteria.Random Allocation: A process involving chance used in therapeutic trials or other research endeavor for allocating experimental subjects, human or animal, between treatment and control groups, or among treatment groups. It may also apply to experiments on inanimate objects.Anesthesia, Local: A blocking of nerve conduction to a specific area by an injection of an anesthetic agent.Internal Fixators: Internal devices used in osteosynthesis to hold the position of the fracture in proper alignment. By applying the principles of biomedical engineering, the surgeon uses metal plates, nails, rods, etc., for the correction of skeletal defects.Pyramidal Tracts: Fibers that arise from cells within the cerebral cortex, pass through the medullary pyramid, and descend in the spinal cord. Many authorities say the pyramidal tracts include both the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts.Pleasure-Pain Principle: The psychoanalytic concept that man instinctively seeks to avoid pain and discomfort and strives for gratification and pleasure.Triamcinolone: A glucocorticoid given, as the free alcohol or in esterified form, orally, intramuscularly, by local injection, by inhalation, or applied topically in the management of various disorders in which corticosteroids are indicated. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p739)Medulla Oblongata: The lower portion of the BRAIN STEM. It is inferior to the PONS and anterior to the CEREBELLUM. Medulla oblongata serves as a relay station between the brain and the spinal cord, and contains centers for regulating respiratory, vasomotor, cardiac, and reflex activities.Sciatica: A condition characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and posterior/lateral aspects of the leg. Sciatica may be a manifestation of SCIATIC NEUROPATHY; RADICULOPATHY (involving the SPINAL NERVE ROOTS; L4, L5, S1, or S2, often associated with INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT); or lesions of the CAUDA EQUINA.
Posterior rami syndrome
The fourth criterion clinches the diagnosis: pain relieved by injection of local anesthetic into the correct facet joint. This ... Distribution of pain provoked from lumbar facet joints and related structures during diagnostic spinal infiltration. Pain 1989; ... Pain can be provoked by palpation of the facet joints, or the level can remain veiled, with only the referred pain as evidence ... any of these three regions should have a complete physical exam of the entire spinal column including palpation of the facets ...
... facet joint injections, neurolytic blocks, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery system implants. Pulsed ... A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable medical device that creates electric impulses and applies them near the dorsal ... An opioid injection is rarely needed for patients with chronic pain. Although opioids are strong analgesics, they do not ... Meglio M (2004). "Spinal cord stimulation in chronic pain management". Neurosurg. Clin. N. Am. 15 (3): 297-306. doi:10.1016/j. ...
Manipulation under anesthesia
... spinal facet joints or into the surrounding epidural space. Local anesthetic injection allows previously incomplete office- ... Dougherty, Paul; Bajwa, Saeed; Burke, Jeanmarie; Dishman, J. Donald (2004). "Spinal Manipulation Postepidural Injection for ... Kohlbeck FJ, Haldeman S. Medication-assisted spinal manipulation. Spine J. 2002;2(4):288-302. DiGiorgi D. Spinal manipulation ... along with increased interest in spinal manipulation (SM). In the MUA literature, spinal manipulation under anesthesia has been ...
Interventional pain management
... pain medicine is a medical subspecialty which treats pain with invasive interventions such as facet joint injections, nerve ... damaging a region of the spinal cord where peripheral pain signals cross to spinal cord fibers. This is major surgery, carrying ... Electrical stimulation of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord can produce analgesia. First, the leads are implanted, guided ... Cordotomy involves cutting into the spinothalamic tracts, which run up the front/side (anterolateral) quadrant of the spinal ...
Low back pain
Some evidence supports the use of facet joint injections, transforminal epidural injections and sacroilliac injections as ... Adding spinal implant devices during fusion increases the risks but provides no added improvement in pain or function. It is ... Facet joint injections and steroid injections into the discs have not been found to be effective in those with persistent, non- ... Small joints called facet joints limit and direct the motion of the spine. The multifidus muscles run up and down along the ...
Spinal fibrosis (i.e., locking of spinal facets due to muscular contortion resulting in fused vertebrae) may occur rapidly. ... With botulinum toxin injections, patients experience relief from spasmodic torticollis for approximately 12 to 16 weeks. There ... Common side effects include pain at the injection site (up to 28%), dysphagia due to the spread to adjacent muscles (11% to 40 ... The most commonly used treatment for spasmodic torticollis is the use of botulinum toxin injection in the dystonic musculature ...
Facet injections are not indicated for treatment of syringomyelia.. Drugs have no curative value as a treatment for ... These include Chiari malformation, spinal arachnoiditis, scoliosis, spinal vertebrae misalignment, spinal tumors, spina bifida ... It is most usually observed in the part of the spinal cord corresponding to the neck area. Symptoms are due to spinal cord ... The diagnosis is confirmed with a spinal CT, myelogram or MRI of the spinal cord. The cavity may be reduced by surgical ...
"Epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis". Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 1 (1): 32-8. doi:10.1007/s12178-007-9003-2 ... hypertrophied facets, ligamentum flavum, bone spurs, scar tissue, and bulging or herniated discs. ... Neurogenic claudication (NC), also known as pseudoclaudication, is a common symptom of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), ... Djurasovic M, Glassman SD, Carreon LY, Dimar JR (April 2010). "Contemporary management of symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis". ...
... facet arthropathy, spinal stenosis, and lumbar muscle strain. Diagnostic modalities such as CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and EMG ... Other injection methods such as blind injection, fluoroscopic guided injection, ultrasound, or EMG guidance can work but are ... this may be important in getting a good result from injections or surgery. Image guided injections carried out in an open MRI ... Injection technique is a significant issue since the piriformis is a very deep seated muscle. A radiologist may assist in this ...
Middle back pain
... spinal facet joints, ribs or soft tissue (e.g. ligament/fascia) problems. Commonly intra-scapular pain is referred from the ... then trigger point massage or injections can be helpful. A painful vertebral compression fracture may be treated with pain ... Weakness in the legs or loss of bowel or bladder control in the presence of thoracic spine pain can indicate spinal cord ... Thoracic spinal pain was significantly associated with: concurrent musculoskeletal pain; growth and physical; lifestyle and ...
Low back pain
Some evidence supports the use of facet joint injections, transforminal epidural injections and sacroilliac injections as ... It is unclear if among those with non-chronic back pain alternative treatments are useful.Chiropractic care or spinal ... Facet joint injections and steroid injections into the discs have not been found to be effective in those with persistent, non- ... "Epidural Corticosteroid Injection: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Rare But Serious Neurologic Problems". FDA. 23 April ...
Articular processes Artificial facet replacement Facet joint injection Facet syndrome NASS on facet joint injections Diagram at ... There are two facet joints in each spinal motion segment and each facet joint is innervated by the recurrent meningeal nerves. ... This is commonly known as facet joint arthritis or facet arthropathy. Facet joint arthritis often manifests as a dull ache ... The biomechanical function of each pair of facet joints is to guide and limit movement of the spinal motion segment. In the ...
Injections: Spinal nerve blocks and epidural injections are options available to alleviate pain and neurological symptoms. ... The MSU Classification for herniated discs uses the proximity of the disc to the facet joint when measuring the size of a ... Injections of anesthetics alleviate pain while steroid injections can be used to reduce the inflammation and swelling ... Spinal column or vertebral injuries can be classified using the AO spine injury classification system. The three categories - A ...
There are two facet joints in each spinal motion segment and each facet joint is innervated by the recurrent meningeal nerves. ... Steroid injections may provide temporary pain relief. This is typically performed under image guidance to ensure accuracy given ... This is commonly known as facet joint arthritis or facet arthropathy. Diagnosis. Facet joint arthritis often manifests as ... Facet joint. A thoracic vertebra. The facet joint is the joint between the inferior articular process (labeled at bottom) and ...
Middle back pain
... spinal facet joints, ribs or soft tissue (e.g. ligament/fascia) problems. Commonly intra-scapular pain is referred from the ... If there is a specific tender spot, then trigger point massage or injections can be helpful. ... "Acute Thoracic Spinal Pain" (PDF). National Health and Medical Research Council. The Australian Government. 2003. Retrieved 25 ... Weakness in the legs or loss of bowel or bladder control in the presence of thoracic spine pain can indicate spinal cord ...
... which are common in osteoporosis Cysts form on the facet joints causing compression of the spinal sac of nerves (thecal sac) ... "Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis". Annals of ... Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal or neural foramen that results in pressure on the spinal cord or ... or the spinal cord. The most common forms are cervical spinal stenosis, which are at the level of the neck, and lumbar spinal ...
A mutli-level laminectomy can be done to widen the spinal canal in the case of spinal stenosis. A foraminotomy or foraminectomy ... Epidural corticosteroid injection (ESI) is a procedure in which steroid medications are injected into the epidural space. The ... The synovial joints of the spine (e.g. zygapophysial joints/facet joints) have been identified as the primary source of the ... Non-radicular back pain is most commonly caused by injury to the spinal muscles or ligaments, degenerative spinal disease, or a ...
Dysplastic anterolisthesis (a.k.a. type 1) results from congenital abnormalities of the upper sacral facets or inferior facets ... The treatment of spinal stenosis". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume. 62 (2): 308-13. PMID 6987238. Lu VM ... Epidural steroid injections, either interlaminal or transforaminal, performed under fluoroscopic guidance can help with severe ... Degenerative anterolisthesis (a.k.a. type 3) is a disease of the older adult that develops as a result of facet arthritis and ...
... to control and limit spinal movement, and reduce stress on the injured spinal segment. Bracing immobilizes the spine in a ... Also known as a bone scan, bone scintigraphy involves the injection of a small amount of radioactive tracer into the ... When examining the vertebra, the pars interarticularis is the bony segment between the superior and inferior articular facet ... Journal of Spinal Disorders. 1998;11:459-464. Tenenbaum, G. & Eklund, RC. Handbook of Sport Psychology. Psychology. John Wiley ...
Botulinum toxin injection in affected muscles can successfully treat tics; involuntary movements and vocalizations can be ... It is the interplay of these two facets of neurology and medicine that may bring about significant progress in this field. ... The first group, hereditary ataxias, affect the cerebellum and spinal cord and are passed from one generation to the next ... It has been shown in two double-blind controlled studies that injection of botulinum toxin into muscles used to produce ...
Gurdezi S, White T, Ramesh P (2013). "Alcohol injection for Morton's neuroma: a five-year follow-up". Foot Ankle Int. 34 (8): ... "Radiofrequency ablation for non-spinal osteoid osteomas in 557 patients". European Radiology. 22 (1): 181-88. doi:10.1007/ ... where radio frequency waves are used to produce heat on specifically identified nerves surrounding the facet joints on either ... RFA is also used in the treatment of Morton's neuroma where the outcome appears to be more reliable than alcohol injections ...
Spinal disc herniation
Myelogram: An x-ray of the spinal canal following injection of a contrast material into the surrounding cerebrospinal fluid ... by facet joints, and in spinal stenosis. In addition to causing pain and inflammation, TNFs may also contribute ... "2.1 Absolute contraindications to spinal manipulative therapy", p. 21. WHO *^ Daniel, Dwain M (2007). "Non-surgical spinal ... In the majority of cases, spinal disc herniation doesn't require surgery. A study on sciatica, which can be caused by spinal ...
Inflammation of the spinal canal can also spread to adjacent facet joints and cause lower back pain and/or referred pain in the ... "Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis". Annals of ... Other compressive spinal causes include lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition in which the spinal canal (the spaces the spinal ... This can occur as a result of a spinal disk bulge or spinal disc herniation (a herniated intervertebral disc), or from ...
Degenerative disc disease
Spinal laminectomy: A procedure for treating spinal stenosis by relieving pressure on the spinal cord. A part of the lamina is ... As the two vertebrae above and below the affected disc begin to collapse upon each other, the facet joints at the back of the ... Glucosamine injections may offer pain relief for some without precluding the use of more aggressive treatment options[citation ... The spinal canal is then reconstructed to make more room for the spinal cord. Laminotomy: A procedure that removes only a small ...
If the local anesthesia injections provide temporary pain relief, then RFA is performed on the nerve(s) that responded well to ... where radio frequency waves are used to produce heat on specifically identified nerves surrounding the facet joints on either ... and cost analysis of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of osteoblastomas and spinal osteoid osteomas in comparison to ... RFA is also used in the treatment of Morton's neuroma where the outcome appears to be more reliable than alcohol injections. ...
Failed back syndrome
... by facet joints, and in spinal stenosis. In addition to causing pain and inflammation, TNF may also contribute to disc ... spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal morphine pump. Use of epidural steroid injections may be minimally helpful in some ... Once two spinal surgeries are performed, few if any ever return to gainful employment of any kind. After two spinal surgeries, ... In addition, spinal fusion itself, particularly if more than one spinal level is operated on, may result in "adjacent segment ...
"Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis". Annals of Internal Medicine. 163 (5): 373-81. doi: ... It may be secondary to degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, facet joint degeneration/hypertrophy, ligamentous hypertrophy ... In a radiculopathy, the problem occurs at or near the root of the nerve, shortly after its exit from the spinal cord. However, ... Most often the radiculopathy found in the patients are located in the cervical spine, most commonly affecting C6-C8 spinal ...
... facet joint injections, neurolytic blocks, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery system implants. ... Meglio M (2004). "Spinal cord stimulation in chronic pain management". Neurosurg. Clin. N. Am. 15 (3): 297-306. doi:10.1016/j. ... An opioid injection is rarely needed for patients with chronic pain. Although opioids are strong analgesics, they do not ... A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable medical device that creates electric impulses and applies them near the dorsal ...
In addition, it has been stated that "the subjective effects of S. divinorum indicate that salvia disrupts certain facets of ... KORs are widely distributed in the brain, spinal cord (substantia gelatinosa), and in peripheral tissues. High levels of the ... Mitchell JM, Liang MT, Fields HL (November 2005). "A single injection of the kappa opioid antagonist norbinaltorphimine ... spinal trigeminal nucleus, parabrachial nucleus, and solitary nucleus. Based on receptor binding studies, three variants of the ...
The effectiveness of injections of platelet-rich plasma is unclear; there are suggestions that such injections improve function ... Facet joint arthrosis Hip osteoarthritis Knee osteoarthritis Lifestyle modification (such as weight loss and exercise) and ... "Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for spinal pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised ... Joint injection of glucocorticoids (such as hydrocortisone) leads to short term pain relief that may last between a few weeks ...
Lumbar Facet Joint Pain and Spinal Injections
... Part 2 of 3: Facet Joint Pain, Causes and Spinal Injections. Written by Lawrence ... Facet Joint Injections and Nerve Blocks. Back pain related to diseased facet joints may be treated with a spinal injection of a ... Degenerative disc disease is a spinal disorder that can affect the facet joints too. As the spine degenerates, its structures ... Depending on your physicians preference, either procedure may provide more lasting pain relief than a spinal injection. ...
Lumbar Facet Joint Pain and Spinal Injections
... called the facet joints are a potential pain generator, especially if affected by osteoarthritis and bone spurs (osteophytes). ... Lumbar Facet Joint Pain and Spinal Injections. Part 2 of 3: Facet Joint Pain, Causes and Spinal Injections. ... Facet Joint Injections and Nerve Blocks. Back pain related to diseased facet joints may be treated with a spinal injection of a ... Degenerative disc disease is a spinal disorder that can affect the facet joints too. As the spine degenerates, its structures ...
Facet Injections Sydney | Spinal Stenosis | Spondylolysis Campbelltown, Kogarah
Kogarah and Campbelltown offers facet injections to reduce inflammation in the facet joints caused by conditions such as spinal ... Facet injection may reduce inflammation in the facet joints caused by conditions such as spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, ... Facet Injections. The facet joints are the tiny joints situated at the upper and lower part of each vertebra connecting one ... Dr Ashish Diwan Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Spinal Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Clinical Psychology, Spinal Injection Therapy ...
Facet Joint Injections Los Angeles | Spinal Stenosis Los Angeles
Emmanuel offers facet joint injections and stenosis treatment in Los Angeles. ... Facet joint injection is given to treat conditions like spinal stenosis, disc herniation and spine pain. Dr. ... Facet joint injections. Facet joint injections contain a strong anti-inflammatory agent called corticosteroid and an anesthetic ... If initial facet injection does not reduce pain significantly, repeating the injections may not be helpful and other treatments ...
Epidural & Facet Joint Injections New York | Spinal Stenosis & Herniated Disc Astoria
By using facet joint injections, degenerative disease, spinal stenosis and herniated disc at Riverside Orthopaedic and Sports ... Epidural injections contain a strong anti-inflammatory agent called corticosteroid and an anesthetic for pain relief. ... Facet Injections under Fluoroscopy. Epidural / Facet Injections under Fluoroscopy. Epidural injections. Epidural injections ... Facet injections. Facet joint injections contain a strong anti-inflammatory agent called corticosteroid and an anesthetic for ...
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Intraarticular Injections and Facet Blocks Tim Lamer. 61. Diagnostic Injections for Spine Pain. 62. Epidural Steroid Injections ... Spinal Canal Endoscopy. 64. Sympathetic Blocks. 65. Neurolytic Blocks. 66. Neuromodulation for Pain. 67. Acupuncture. 68. ... Facet Syndrome. 28. Abdominal Pain. 29. Low Back Pain. 30. Pelvic Pain. 31. Perineal Pain. 32. Foot Pain. Part VI Pain ... 8. Radiological Evaluation of Spinal Disease. 9. Role of Electrodiagnostics in Pain Assessments. Part IV Behavioral Concepts in ...
Spinal Facet Injections
New spinal facet injections for back pain in NYC: ☎ (212) 621-7746 Best rated back pain specialist, pain management doctor in ... Cervical Facet Injections Procedure. A lumbar facet injection, cervical facet joint injection and thoracic facet injection are ... Whether you receive a lumbar facet injection, a thoracic facet injection or a cervical facet injection, the results are ... Why Spinal Facet Joint Injections?. When giving a facet joint injection, your doctor uses x-ray imagery to inject the joint ...
Spinal Injections - OrthoInfo - AAOS
First, they can be performed to diagnose the source of back, leg, neck, or arm pain (diagnostic). Second, spinal injections can ... Sacroiliac Joint Injections. Sacroiliac joint (SI joint) injections are similar to facet joint injections in many ways. The SI ... Types of Spinal Injections. Epidural Injections. Epidural injections are used to treat pain that starts in the spine and ... Facet Joint Injections. Facet joint injections can also be done for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. ...
Back Pain Injections: Epidural Steroid, SNRB, Facet Joint | Laser Spine Institute
Read this article to learn more about epidural steroid injections, trigger point injections and others. ... Back pain injections are a common form of conservative treatment. ... Types of back pain injections. The main types of injections that are used to diagnose and treat spinal conditions include: * ... Back pain injections include epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections and others. ...
facet injections - Chronic Pain
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, ... Facet joint injections are primarily diagnostic injections, meaning that they help your =CWshowAd(4, "doctor", this); style=" ... As for the facet injections, I have not had them, but my fiance has. The last injection he had actually made the pain worse. Of ... wants to try facet injections on me, cervical and lumbar. The last treatment I got there was trigger point injections (with ...
Spinal anaesthesia following facet joint injection: A report of two cases<...
Spinal anaesthesia following facet joint injection : A report of two cases. / Goldstone, J. C.; Pennant, J. H. ... Goldstone, J. C. ; Pennant, J. H. / Spinal anaesthesia following facet joint injection : A report of two cases. In: Anaesthesia ... Goldstone, J. C., & Pennant, J. H. (1987). Spinal anaesthesia following facet joint injection: A report of two cases. ... Goldstone, JC & Pennant, JH 1987, Spinal anaesthesia following facet joint injection: A report of two cases, Anaesthesia, vol ...
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Treatment Options for Synovial Cysts
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Thoracic Facet Block: Medial Branch Technique. 68. Thoracic Facet Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Medial Branch of the ... Lumbar Spinal Cord Stimulation: Stage I Trial Stimulation. 163. Spinal Cord Stimulation: Stage II Pulse Generator Implantation ... Implantation of Totally Implantable Reservoirs and Injection Ports. 166. Implantation of Totally Implantable Infusion Pumps ... Lumbar Facet Block: Medial Branch Technique. 93. Lumbar Facet Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Medial Branch of the ...
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- The doctors and therapists on Sinai Hospital's Pain Management team take an approach to pain that treats the whole person, with advanced treatments including medicine, injections, nerve stimulation and psychology. (lifebridgehealth.org)
- Advanced management options including the role of radiofrequency rhizotomy, vertebral augmentation options, neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation, and intra-thecal therapies are presented. (spine.org)
- Although I used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. (healthtap.com)
- After a reader's brother went blind following a epidural steroid injection, our Editorial Board examines the safety of epidural steroid injections. (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- How Safe Is Epidural Steroid Injection? (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- If initial facet injection does not reduce pain significantly, repeating the injections may not be helpful and other treatments may be necessary. (laorthoexperts.com)
- In fact, lumbar facet injections provide some of the leading treatments your NYC sports medicine team offers. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- At Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, you can get rapid access to a range of spinal treatments. (nuffieldhealth.com)
- Specialist spinal surgeons practice in a range of lower back and neck treatments, and can offer you a quick diagnosis before compiling a comprehensive treatment plan that's personalised to you. (nuffieldhealth.com)
- If you are limited by persistent back or neck pain, Dr. Fitz offers a wide scope of non-surgical treatments, including epidural steroid injections, facet joint nerve ablations, and joint injections. (spine-health.com)
- At Ramsay Health Care we offer a range of treatments including injection therapies and spinal surgery. (ramsayhealth.co.uk)
- In spite of this, accurate diagnosis, leading to specific, targeted treatments, of patients with spinal pain has been elusive. (chiro.org)
- If conservative treatments do not provide you with relief from spinal arthritis, a surgical procedure may be recommended. (uhhospitals.org)
- We offer a variety of non-surgical treatments to create the most effective plan for you, including a combination of physical therapy and injections. (carle.org)
- Two types of injections commonly used are facet joint injections and epidurogram and nerve root blocks. (ramsayhealth.co.uk)
- Interventional treatment options include epidural injections, facet blocks medial branch blocks and radiofrequency ablation. (prweb.com)
- The goal is to see if your familiar pain goes away in the immediate period after the facet blocks are completed and should this occur, then a diagnosis of facet pain is made and if and when the 'original' pain comes back, there are appropriate therapies that can be employed accordingly. (healthtap.com)
- They misrepresent the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) number 39013 to solely include facet joint injections, whereas it includes local anaesthetic medial branch blocks, which are an evidence-based diagnostic test for posterior elements as a source of spinal pain, and can be therapeutic in their own right. (mja.com.au)
- From the 35 000 MBS number 39013 procedures performed in 2012, we can infer that fewer than 0.5% of Australians with spinal pain have facet joint injections and medial branch blocks in a 12-month period. (mja.com.au)
- Facet joint injections are also known as facet blocks. (henryford.com)
- Or medial nerve blocks for facet hypertrophy? (justanswer.com)
- Manchikanti L, Singh V, Falco FJE, Cash KA, Pampati V. Evaluation of Lumbar Facet Joint Nerve Blocks in Managing Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial with a 2-Year Follow-Up. (medsci.org)
- To determine the clinical effectiveness of therapeutic lumbar facet joint nerve blocks with or without steroids in managing chronic low back pain of facet joint origin. (medsci.org)
- The inclusion criteria was based upon a positive response to diagnostic controlled, comparative local anesthetic lumbar facet joint blocks. (medsci.org)
- Therapeutic lumbar facet joint nerve blocks, with or without steroids, may provide a management option for chronic function-limiting low back pain of facet joint origin. (medsci.org)
- 9 - 14 , 16 - 18 Datta et al 9 established Level I or II-1 evidence for the diagnostic accuracy of controlled facet joint nerve blocks based on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) criteria. (medsci.org)
- Spinal fusion - surgery to fuse together two vertebrae. (upmc.com)
- A minimally invasive spinal fusion , which involves joining two or more vertebrae into one single structure, can also be beneficial. (uhhospitals.org)
- The cervical vertebrae, neck discs and ligaments must be taken care of as the safety of your spinal cord depend on it. (fcer.org)
- Our cutting edge spinal service is here to help you overcome your sciatica and spinal problems. (nuffieldhealth.com)
- see also Approaches for Epidural Injections) was performed in 1901, when cocaine was injected to treat lumbago and sciatica (presumably pain referred from lumbar nerve roots). (medscape.com)
- Pseudo-sciatica", which causes symptoms similar to spinal nerve root compression, is caused by the compression of peripheral sections of the nerve, usually from soft tissue tension in the piriformis or related muscles (see piriformis syndrome and see below). (bionity.com)
- One cause of sciatica is a spinal disc herniation , pressing on one of the sciatic nerve roots. (bionity.com)
- Plastic cement is placed in a vertebra (spinal bone) using a needle and balloon device. (ohsu.edu)
- A spinal nerve tissue ablation apparatus includes a stylet needle with a distal end having a rounded blunt tip sufficiently sharp to penetrate tissue but sufficiently blunt to avoid impinging on bony surfaces of spinal vertebra. (google.de)
- Radiofrequency ablative (RFA) denervation procedures for chronic facet-mediated neck and back pain are generally covered subject to the indications listed below, and per your plan documents. (healthpartners.com)
- Randomized trial of radiofrequency lumbar facet denervation for chronic low back pain. (mja.com.au)
- Evidence of very low to low quality shows that radiofrequency denervation might relieve facet joint pain as well as steroid injections. (cochrane.org)
- the injection of steroids or radiofrequency denervation of the medial branch can be added for refractory cases. (wikipedia.org)
- Facet joint pain typically presents as low back pain that may worsen as the day goes on. (spineuniverse.com)
- In Figure 1, a Tuohy needle is inserted into the affect facet joint and used to insert the pain-relieving medications. (spineuniverse.com)
- Depending on your physician's preference, either procedure may provide more lasting pain relief than a spinal injection. (spineuniverse.com)
- Facet joint injections contain a strong anti-inflammatory agent called corticosteroid and an anesthetic for pain relief. (laorthoexperts.com)
- The injection site is cleansed and injection of a local numbing agent is given in the area so that you won't feel pain during the procedure. (laorthoexperts.com)
- The time for the procedure will thus depend on the number of facet joint injections required to relieve pain. (laorthoexperts.com)
- On recurrence of pain they can be repeated again but the number of these injections you can receive in a 12 month period is limited due to the use of steroids. (laorthoexperts.com)
- Epidural injections contain a strong anti-inflammatory agent called corticosteroid and an anesthetic for pain relief. (riversidepainnyc.com)
- A lumbar facet injection can relieve lower back pain. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- A lumbar, cervical and thoracic facet joint injections are designed to reduce inflammation and pain in those tender areas of your back that get regular workouts. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- A cervical facet joint injection reduces neck pain, so if you work at a computer, a cervical facet injection or cervical facet block injections ease the discomfort of poor posture and improper ergonomics. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- Your Midtown Manhattan sports medicine and pain management doctor offers injections that can provide dramatic pain relief. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- Whether you need a thoracic joint injection or lumbar facet injections, the team at the Sports and Pain Institute of NY can help. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- This procedure relieves pain caused by the facet joint. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- Some of the most common places your NYC doctor treats facet joint pain are in the neck and the l ower back . (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- Facet pain in the neck, head and shoulders may require a cervical facet joint injection. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- Lower back, hip , and gluteal pain from facets indicate treatment with a lumbar facet joint injection. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- Second, spinal injections can be used as a treatment to relieve pain (therapeutic). (aaos.org)
- If the majority of pain is relieved with anesthetic into the joint, then a therapeutic injection of a steroid may provide lasting neck or low back pain relief. (aaos.org)
- If anesthetic injections indicate that the nerve is the source of pain, the next step is to block the pain signals more permanently. (aaos.org)
- Anesthetizing the SI joint by injection under x-ray guidance is considered the gold standard for diagnosing SI joint pain. (aaos.org)
- A therapeutic injection will typically include a steroid medication, with the goal of providing longer pain relief. (aaos.org)
- Several types of injections can be used to diagnose and treat back pain. (laserspineinstitute.com)
- When used to diagnose neck or back pain, injections can help determine if a specific nerve or joint is the source of a patient's discomfort. (laserspineinstitute.com)
- Depending on a patient's needs, two or three back pain injections may be performed over the span of several months. (laserspineinstitute.com)
- The Pain Management Center (PMC) wants to try facet injections on me, cervical and lumbar. (healingwell.com)
- Today I went in and got back injections, idk what it was called but they put four needles in my lower back to help my hip pain. (steadyhealth.com)
- Trident Pain Center offers a variety of treatment options to include injection therapy, medication management, massage therapy and psychological counseling. (healthgrades.com)
- Our doctors and clinicians tackle chronic back and neck pain through analysis, injections, medication, psychological counseling, and physical rehabilitation. (intermountainhealthcare.org)
- The faculty practice physiatrists at Sinai Hospital are pleased to offer the following outpatient specialty procedures for spinal and musculoskeletal pain conditions at Sinai Hospital. (lifebridgehealth.org)
- Pain management expert Dr. Edward Soriano, D.O. , Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, discusses spinal compression fractures and how they are treated. (lifebridgehealth.org)
- If injections don't provide sufficient pain relief or return to an acceptable level of function, then surgery may be considered. (spine-health.com)
- Injections which relieve pain and allow other therapies a better chance of working are an important weapon in the armoury of any consultant looking at back problems. (ramsayhealth.co.uk)
- Sometimes the pain does come back over time and the injections may need to be repeated. (ramsayhealth.co.uk)
- What is the role of botulinum toxin (BTX) injections for pain management in rectal disorders? (medscape.com)
- Patti et al compared the effects of intrasphincter BTX-A injections with application of glyceryl trinitrate ointment after hemorrhoidectomy for improving wound healing and reducing postoperative pain at rest or during defecation. (medscape.com)
- These findings support the application of a single intrasphincter injection of BTX-A for more effective reduction of early postoperative pain at rest, although not necessarily during defecation. (medscape.com)
- Patients were also randomized and given an intersphincteric injection of either placebo or BTX-A (150 U). A linear analogue score (VAS) was used to assess postoperative pain. (medscape.com)
- A single injection of BTX into the anal sphincter seems to be effective in rapidly controlling the pain associated with thrombosed external hemorrhoids and could represent an effective conservative treatment for this condition. (medscape.com)
- You have deep, pulling, achy spinal pain. (hcmc.org)
- This test uses a needle guided by a type of X-ray to identify the spinal disc causing pain. (ohsu.edu)
- Intradiscal electrothermal therapy: The doctor uses a needle and catheter to provide heat that relieves the pain caused by spinal disc degeneration or lower-back disc problems. (ohsu.edu)
- This outpatient procedure involves using a needle to end a spinal nerve's ability to send pain signals. (ohsu.edu)
- Facet ( zygapophyseal ) joint injections are one of the most frequently performed spinal interventional procedures , as both treatment for and diagnosis of radicular pain syndrome and facet syndrome . (radiopaedia.org)
- The pain can be treated by injection into the facet joint. (aapc.com)
- Spinal pain is a common problem, and disability related to spinal pain has great consequence in terms of human suffering, medical costs and costs to society. (chiro.org)
- The traditional approach to the non-surgical management of patients with spinal pain, as well as to research in spinal pain, has been such that the type of treatment any given patient receives is determined more by what type of practitioner he or she sees, rather than by diagnosis. (chiro.org)
- The challenges of diagnosis in patients with spinal pain, however, are that spinal pain is often multifactorial, the factors involved are wide ranging, and for most of these factors there exist no definitive objective tests. (chiro.org)
- Presented here is a description of the proposed approach, in which reliable and valid assessment procedures are used to arrive at a working diagnosis which considers the disparate factors contributing to spinal pain. (chiro.org)
- Chronic spinal pain is an increasingly common problem in Western Society [ 1 ]. (chiro.org)
- A number of researchers have attempted to improve our ability to identify the causes of spinal pain as well as to diagnose and treat patients with this problem. (chiro.org)
- It has been repeated over the years that only in 15% of patients with spinal pain can a definitive diagnosis be made [ 4-6 ]. (chiro.org)
- The purpose of this paper is to present the theoretical model of a diagnosis-based clinical decision rule (DBCDR) for the diagnosis and non-surgical management of patients with spinal pain. (chiro.org)
- How effective are facet joint injections at relieving neck pain? (healthtap.com)
- After a positive medial branch block response, radiofrequency medial branch neurotomies - a procedure with an NNT ranging from two patients 3 to 4.4 patients 4 treated for one patient to receive effective relief of spinal pain - creates a "therapeutic window" in which ongoing spinal rehabilitation can occur. (mja.com.au)
- Contrary to the comments of Harris and Buchbinder, lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections are effective for the treatment of radicular pain associated with disc protrusion, with an NNT of 2.7, 5 and in conjunction with active pain strategies may forestall spinal surgery. (mja.com.au)
- these procedures help people struggling to continue in social roles and maintain quality of life, so they help to reduce the economic impact of spinal pain on Australian society. (mja.com.au)
- One particularly effective method of pain relief our doctors use is facet joint injections. (henryford.com)
- These injections can give us information about the source of spinal pain, which we can use to help us treat the pain's cause. (henryford.com)
- Step-by-step instructions for how to perform superficial radial nerve injection using cross-linked hyaluronic acid (Restylane or Juvéderm) for treatment of neuropathic pain. (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- Case report of the use of cross-linked hyaluronic acid injection technique to treat postsurgical neuropathic pain that provided prolonged, significant relief without adverse side effects. (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- How Important Is Evidence-Based Medicine in Epidural Injection for Low Back Pain? (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- There are several evidence-based (EB) guidelines that address the use of epidural injections for the treatment of low back pain. (practicalpainmanagement.com)
- Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space for the management of lumbar radicular pain was first recorded in 1952. (medscape.com)
- Diagnostically, ESIs may help to identify the epidural space as the potential pain generator, through pain relief after local anesthetic injection to the site of presumed anatomic pathology. (medscape.com)
- Many pain management techniques involve the application of a nerve block injection. (deukspine.com)
- Because of this, many patients who are prescribed a physical therapy regimen and experience facet pain also undergo a series of Facet Block Injections to assist in pain management. (deukspine.com)
- The inflammation that occurs in the facets causes a great deal of discomfort and pain, which often leads to a loss of motion and subsequent inability to follow through with prescribed physical therapies. (deukspine.com)
- Should the facets be suspected of causing back pain, a Facet Block Injection will be administered in hopes of allowing the patient to continue physical therapy and heal naturally. (deukspine.com)
- In many cases, our patients responded well to Facet Block Injections, some not needing any further treatment before getting back to physical therapy and continuing their lives pain free. (deukspine.com)
- With all your injections I am able to now live a very busy life and all of it pain free! (deukspine.com)
- You may feel a dull ache or sometimes sharp and severe pain in different areas, depending on which part of the spinal canal has narrowed. (mayfieldclinic.com)
- An injection of corticosteroid medication into your facet joint may temporarily relieve moderate to severe pain. (uhhospitals.org)
- Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians (PM&R or physiatrists) diagnose and treat patients with spinal pain conservatively. (carle.org)
- Treatment for spinal conditions begins with a comprehensive evaluation to identify the cause of your pain. (carle.org)
- Are you interested in spinal epidural steroid injections for pain/stiffness? (justanswer.com)
- This increased pressure supports the spinal column and comfortably prevents motion that results in pain. (breg.com)
- Chronic Back Pain Guideline recommend spinal manipulation as an effective conservative treatment. (chiro.org)
- This injection will block the pain signals the nerve would otherwise send to your brain. (bannerhealth.com)
- Samaritan Healthcare provides safe, non-surgical pain management for people suffering from chronic pain caused by spinal nerve, joint and tendon injuries, metabolic and developmental disorders, and other conditions. (samaritanhealthcare.com)
- Immediately after the injection, you may feel that your pain is greatly reduced or gone. (nmhs.net)
- Further injections may be needed and will be scheduled depending on the amount and duration of pain relief. (nmhs.net)
- Patients with pain in any of these three regions should have a complete physical exam of the entire spinal column including palpation of the facets and spinous processes in hopes of determining the level of origin. (wikipedia.org)
- Secondly the patient will not usually have spontaneous pain at the offending spinal level. (wikipedia.org)
- The fourth criterion clinches the diagnosis: pain relieved by injection of local anesthetic into the correct facet joint. (wikipedia.org)
- Essential to remember is that the pattern of referred pain in no way hints at the spinal level involved. (wikipedia.org)
- A lumbar facet injection, cervical facet joint injection and thoracic facet injection are outpatient procedures normally done without anesthesia. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- All spinal procedures are performed by our expert surgeons who specialise in a range of complex lower back and neck conditions. (nuffieldhealth.com)
- These injections are done as day case procedures while you are under sedation, and you would be able to leave hospital within a few hours. (ramsayhealth.co.uk)
- Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. (healthtap.com)
- She has received extensive, hands-on training in spinal procedures and she specializes in developing non-surgical treatment plans that may include a combination of procedures, therapies, and medications. (samaritanhealthcare.com)
- A board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of spinal disorders and joint replacement surgery, Dr. Star obtained his fellowship training at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA, under the teaching of Drs. Clifford W. Coldwell Jr., and Roger P. Thorne. (bio-medicine.org)
- Physical medicine offers patients with spinal disorders an alternative to surgery. (spine-health.com)
- Spinal disorders exact great costs, in terms of both direct medical costs and indirect costs related to disability and lost productivity [ 1-3 ]. (chiro.org)
- Having worked in the NHS for 18 years, he is now devoted to full time private practice focusing exclusively on spinal disorders. (privatehealth.co.uk)
- Once the position of the needle is confirmed, the medication is injected into your facet joint capsule following which the needle is withdrawn. (spineservice.com.au)
- When giving a facet joint injection, your doctor uses x-ray imagery to inject the joint with a medication consisting of an anesthetic numbing agent and anti-inflammatory steroids. (sportspainmanagementnyc.com)
- Epidural injections involve injecting an anesthetic and/or an anti-inflammatory medication, such as a steroid (cortisone), near the affected nerve. (aaos.org)
- Typically, the injections contain a combination of an anesthetic (numbing) medication and a corticosteroid medication, which mimics cortisol, the body's natural anti-inflammatory hormone. (laserspineinstitute.com)
- Then the doctor will inject the medication into the facet joint. (henryford.com)
- The view that injections are a simple point and shoot process where medication affects the necessary areas is fairly inaccurate and leads to quite a bit of incorrect diagnoses. (deukspine.com)
- Determining CM position is considered of great clinical importance in diagnosis of tethered cord syndrome, spinal anesthesia, myelography and lumber punctures (Demiryurek et al. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Posterior ramus syndrome, also referred to as thoracolumbar junction syndrome, Maigne syndrome and dorsal ramus syndrome is caused by the unexplained activation of the primary division of a posterior ramus of a spinal nerve (dorsal ramus of spinal nerve). (wikipedia.org)
- He concentrated his registrar training to becoming a spinal surgeon, spending 2 years on the spinal unit at Stanmore and then did a further 1 year advanced spinal surgery fellowship. (nuffieldhealth.com)
- Mr Way has nationally & internationally published & lectured on spinal & trauma surgery, & examines and interviews for the London & KSS Deaneries. (nuffieldhealth.com)
- Still, even though either injection is not all that reliable in the long run, it is reasonable to try since the only other alternative is surgery. (spine-health.com)
- Mohamad Bydon, M.D., is a neurosurgeon who is fellowship-trained in complex spinal surgery and spinal oncology. (mayoclinic.org)
- Mr Fagan recently featured in a radio interview talking about his spinal surgery practice. (privatehealth.co.uk)
- Now, traditional spinal fusion is an open back surgery that often results in up to 6 months of recovery time before returning to work. (deukspine.com)
- This type of epidural injection is a therapeutic one. (aaos.org)
- While it's only necessary to diagnose a condition once, therapeutic injections can sometimes be provided in a series. (laserspineinstitute.com)
- Therapeutic injections are usually used along with physical therapy, stability exercises, oral medications or lifestyle changes. (laserspineinstitute.com)