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McLeod Dillon Interventional Pain Clinic

McLeod Dillon Interventional Pain Clinic will strive to both reduce the intensity of your pain and increase collective functional status.

Persistent pain can have a debilitating effect on a person's life. Because of the complexity of pain, it should be treated at a facility where pain specialists can provide high quality, comprehensive care.

Interventional pain management may be beneficial for a number of conditions, including:

  • Lumbar Radiculitis
  • Cervical Radiculitis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Lumbar Spondylosis (Lumbar Paravertebral Facet Arthritis)
  • Cervical Spondylosis (Cervical Paravertebral Facet Arthritis)
  • Compression Fractures of the Spine
  • Trigger Points
  • Meralgia Paresthetica (or pain from other sources of peripheral nerve irritation – including sciatic nerve pain)
  • Postthoracotomy Pain Syndrome
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Tension Type Headaches
  • Cancer pain
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome

The specialized staff offers a variety of interventional options, including:

Cervical/Lumbar Interlaminar/Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection: Using fluoroscopic guidance, steroid is injected into the epidural space to treat symptoms secondary to radiculitis or central canal stenosis. Improvements in pain occur generally five to seven days after the injection.

Sacroiliac Joint Injection: An injection of steroid into the sacroiliac joint that targets a reduction in referred pain to the lower back, buttock and ipsilateral proximal lower extremity.

Diagnostic Cervical/Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks: Medial branch blocks are diagnostic injections that assist in identifying the etiology of lower back pain.

Paravertebral Facet Injection: Select forms of neck and back pain may be reduced or eliminated by this procedure. This has become an antiquated procedure for treatment of spondylosis; however it retains some utility, especially when radiofrequency ablation is contraindicated. It has recently been shown to be an excellent option for select patients with compression fractures.

Trigger Point Injection: Injection of local anesthetic and steroid into muscular trigger points.

Select Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Procedures: Injection of steroid circa inflamed peripheral nerves for both diagnostic and therapeutic benefit. For example, injections targeting: intercostal, ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, lateral femoral cutaneous, femoral or sciatic nerves.

Occipital Nerve Blocks: An injection targeting the greater and lesser occipital nerves offering relief to patients suffering from occipital neuralgia, tension type headaches and migraine headaches.

Appointments can be made by calling McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at (843) 777-2095. Physician referral is required.

For more information, call (843) 777-5050.



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