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Outpatient Pain Management Surgery Center
The Surgical Institute of Alabama is a premier ambulatory surgery center offering pain management services. Our pain management experts provide relief in a high-tech outpatient environment.
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of lower back pain and leg pain. They have been used for decades and are considered an integral part of the nonsurgical management of sciatica and lower back pain.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
A cervical epidural steroid injection may be performed to relieve pain associated with inflammation around the nerves in the neck. An injection into delivers medication directly to coat the nerves in the area. A number of cervical spine conditions can affect the nerves as they exit the spine through small holes on each side of the vertebrae.
Occipital Epidural Steroid Injection
Occipital nerve block is a steroid injection done around the occipital nerves, which are located above the neck area on the back of your head, originating from the top of the spine. It is called “nerve block” because the injection blocks the pain from the nerves by numbing it.
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
A sacroiliac (SI) joint injection—also called a sacroiliac joint block—is primarily used either to diagnose or treat low back pain and/or sciatica symptoms associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Nerve blocks, or neural blockades, are procedures that can help prevent or manage many different types of pain. They are often injections of medicines that block pain from specific nerves. They can be used for pain relief as well as total loss of feeling if needed for surgery.
Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials
A person considered a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation therapy is usually scheduled for a trial run, which involves insertion of thin wires with electrodes attached. The trial period is similar to long-term therapy, except that the device transmitting current is not implanted in the body. Instead, just the wires are inserted and an external transmitter sends electrical pulses to the electrical contacts near the spinal cord.
Kyphoplasty injects special cement into your vertebrae — with the additional step of creating space for the treatment with a balloon-like device. Kyphoplasty can restore a damaged vertebra’s height and may also relieve pain.
An epidural blood patch is a procedure in which a small volume of autologous blood is injected into a patient’s epidural space to stop a leak of cerebrospinal fluid.
Facet, Interlaminar, Transforaminal, Caudel, Intradiscal Injections & lumbar facet injection are outpatient procedures for diagnosing and treating low back, buttock, hip, and groin pain.