Epidural injections are often used to treat radicular pain, also called sciatica , which is pain that radiates from the site of a pinched nerve in the low back to the area of the body aligned with that nerve, such as the back of the leg or into the foot. Inflammatory chemicals (. substance P, PLA2, arachidonic acid, TNF-α, IL-1, and prostaglandin E2) and immunologic mediators can generate pain and are associated with common back problems such as lumbar disc herniation or facet joint arthritis . These conditions, as well as many others, provoke inflammation that in turn can cause significant nerve root irritation and swelling.
Our technologists have been trained in the proper use and function of the Portal Gravity System. This training was provided by David Carter Director of Operations, Portal, Inc. at Portal Medical of North Logan, Utah. Ankle Tenogram : injection technique to relieve chronic ankle pain. ( Ankle tenography is primarily a diagnostic technique to aid in diagnosing chronic ankle pain, referable to the tendons, that has been unresponsive to more conservative therapy (., immobilization, bracing and physical therapy). These can be accompanied with injection as a combination of local anesthetic and steroid. This has been shown to be useful in localizing pain and in surgical decision making.