Spine Pain Treatment
Synergy Radiology Associates uses several different minimally invasive procedures to treat spine pain. These include epidural steroid injections (ESIs), nerve root blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency rhizotomy, as well as kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty are both treatments for acute spine fractures, occurring from injury, osteoporosis or as a result of undergoing other compromising medical treatments, such as chemotherapy. Both treatments are accomplished through the injection of medical-grade bone cement into the spine. Kyphoplasty utilizes micro-medical devices to create a cavity where the fracture is located and fills the cavity with cement, while Vertebroplasty is accomplished by injecting the cement directly into the fractured bone. Both treatments prevent further deterioration and relieve significant pain within hours of the procedure.
The majority of patients who undergo these procedures experience pain relief quickly, with improved range of motion in more than 90% of patients treated.