Use of X Ray

The Center for Interventional Pain Management staff are specially trained and certified in pain medicine.  We utilize precise diagnostic techniques to determine the cause of pain, and then select the appropriate plan to treat the pain.  Frequently we will do a series of diagnostic blocks to rule out or verify a particular cause of pain prior to doing an interventional technique to relieve the pain long-term.  Many times patient’s come to us after suffering for months or years, often having more than a single cause for their pain.  Because each type of procedure is highly specific, we may have to do several different techniques to relieve all of the causes of the patient’s pain.  If there is any possibility that you may be pregnant, please notify us immediately, because many of our procedures are done with fluoroscopic image guidance, a special type of live x-ray.