Interventional Pain Management

    Services performed at: Lennon Road-Flint

    RMI provides a range of neuro-interventional procedures to diagnose and treat spine disorders, such as osteoporosis, tumors, compression fractures, infections, or chronic back pain.

    Diagnostic procedures:

    • Myelography with Post-Myelographic CT (Computed Tomography)—Uses an injection of contrast material to enable doctors to view the spine, looking for signs of disease or injury to the spinal cord.
    • Spinal Biopsy—An image-guided procedure that uses a needle to extract a small amount of tissue to test for cancer in the spinal column.
    • Discography with Manometry—Uses injected contrast material, a CT scanner, and a small probe to study the condition of the discs between the vertebrae (bones that make up the spine).
    • Disc Aspiration Biopsy—Uses X-rays to guide a needle that extracts a small amount of tissue from one or more discs to test for possible infection.

    Spinal and pain management procedures:

    • Epidural Steroid Injections—Uses X-rays to guide the injection of a steroid medication to relieve pain from inflamed nerves in the spine.
    • Nerve or Facet Blocks—X-ray-guided injection of a steroid medication to relieve pain originating in or transmitted through spinal nerves or joints.
    • Vertebroplasty—Injection, under X-ray guidance, of a special cement into an area of the spine to repair small fractures or cavities in bones, caused by injury or disorders such as osteoporosis.