Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections

  •  Caudal - This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete, and can make a massive difference for patients who are struggling with chronic back pain. 
  • Cervical - This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves. 
  • Thoracic - thoracic epidural steroid injection is an outpatient procedure which the physicians at Cleaver medical group often perform to relieve pain in the upper back. Those who struggle with back pain in the thoracic area -- that is, the area between the shoulders -- often find that steroid injections provide them with much-needed relief from their chronic condition.


Lumbar Injections

Lumbar epidural steroid injection procedures to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions, and lumbar (lower back) conditions are no exception.


Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injection

This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. 


Epidural Lysis of Adhesions

An epidural lysis of adhesions procedure (LOA) is a minimally-invasive method of removing scar tissue in the abdomen or pelvis, which is often a source of chronic pain. Scar tissue can develop for a number of reasons, from surgery to infection.


Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Medial Branch Block

The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A medial branch block injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain but numbing up the nerve that lies adjacent to these joints. 


Radiofrequency Neurotomy/ Ablation

This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or to physical therapy.


Sacroiliac Joint injection

A sacroiliac injection is aimed at relieving pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and pelvis meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint. 


Trigger Point Injections

This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points and myofascial or muscle pain. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs).