Examines abnormalities of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, masses and drainable fluid in the upper and lower extremities – wrists, hands, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and feet. We can view superficial structures and small objects, especially in the hands, fingers and toes, with better spatial resolution than MRI. A major advantage of ultrasound over MRI is dynamic testing capabilities such as rotator cuffs tears become visible when we ask the patient to perform a motion that causes the pain. Ultrasounds are less stressful than MRI’s because they can sit or lie comfortably and are not confined.
Ganglion Impar Block
This procedure is helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of tailbone pain. It essentially numbs (blocks) the nerve impulses to the affected area. The length of time after the injection where there is no pain can indicate the cause for discomfort.
Similar to the Ganglion Impar Block, this injection treats the pain around the tailbone. A coccyx injection involves both an anesthetic and steroid shot to into the coccygeal nerve.
An epidural is a pain-relieving shot which targets pain carrying signals. An epidural for pain management blocks the nerve signal from reaching your brain.
Occipital Nerve Block
This treatment involves an injection of a steroid to the back of your neck to reduce swelling in your nerves. Occipital nerve block helps to reduce pain and tension that may be causing a headache or migraine.