Common Lumbar and Sacral Interventional Pain Procedures

Volume 2 | Issue 1 | April-September 2021 | page: 33-42 | Milan Mehta, Bharat J Shah, Palak Chudasama

Authors: Milan Mehta [1], Bharat J Shah [1], Palak Chudasama [1]

[1] Department of Pain Management, Zydus Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Milan Mehta,
Interventional Pain Specialist, Zydus Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


Interventional pain specialists perform all pain procedures under live fluoroscopic guidance and with use of a contrast agent to deliver cortisone as close to the disc herniation or nerve root impingement, as determined by MRI or at the pain generators. Image-guided technique reduces morbidity. Dye spread in AP, lateral and oblique view is to be documented in real-time to reduce catastrophic complications. It outlines the area surrounding exiting and traversing nerve roots along with epidural space and also delineates the perimeter of the joint.
All these procedures help in identifying pain generators by means of diagnostic techniques which helps in conservative management as well as it’s very useful before radio-frequency ablative procedures and before surgery.
Keywords: Lumbar and sacral pain; Non operative treatment; Intervention pain speciality.


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How to Cite this Article:  Mehta M, Shah BJ, Chudasama P | Common Lumbar and Sacral Interventional Pain Procedures | Back Bone: The Spine Journal | April-September 2021; 2(1): 33-42.


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