CT Guided Nerve Root Injection
Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology that involves radiologically guided minimally invasive procedures. Typically these are procedures using fine needles that are performed under Ultrasound or CT guidance for the treatment of various conditions. Imaging is used as guidance in order to ensure that the procedure is performed safely and accurately.
CT Guided Nerve Root injection – Interventional Radiology
At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, specialist radiologists perform various investigations and treatments using interventional radiology. These include biopsy and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) in relation to the assessment of masses, pain management injections, such as CT guided nerve root injections as well as direct tendon injections.
Melbourne Radiology Clinic is conveniently located opposite St. Vincent’s Hospital in East Melbourne, with parking adjacent to our site. Our clinic is the only independently owned and operated radiology clinic in inner Melbourne, offering patients quick and convenient appointments for medical imaging analysis.
Our friendly team are on hand to answer all your questions regarding medical imaging and include our reception team, sonographers, radiographers and radiologists.
Spine and Back Pain Management Injections
Most people experience some form of back pain in their lives and although in most circumstances it is self limiting and therefore settle without treatment, occasionally it may be recalcitrant and therefore require anti-inflammatory medication for pain relief as well as rehabilitation for the purposes of strengthening the spine. In order to understand why pain is occurring, obtaining an accurate diagnosis is paramount in which many instances, assessment with a radiological examination may be required.
In the setting where long-term back pain persists despite some of the above treatment strategies, pain management injections may be required, such as an injection in the spine for nerve pain under CT imaging guidance.
Treatment types available include:
- Facet joint injections
- Selective nerve root block
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Sacrococcygeal joint injection and ganglion impar block
Book Your Appointment For CT Guided Nerve Root Injection Today
In the human body, nerves pass through points of anatomic constriction. These can become sites of compression, causing tingling, numbness and muscle weakness when there are underlying issues such as trauma, inflammation, disc bulges or a cyst in that location.
These problems are typically diagnosed using an MRI, though a CT can also be used in the place of an MRI examination should the patient be unable to have an MRI. The administering of cortisone is the most commonly used medication to treat nerve pain, which is performed under CT (Computed Tomography) guidance both safely and accurately.
If you require any interventional radiology or pain management clinic in Melbourne, then contact the team at Melbourne Radiology Clinic. We also offer cortisone injection in foot, injection for elbow, wrist or hip pain & many other direct tendon injections for the treatment of sports injuries. We accept referrals from all over Melbourne – any written referral can be used, even if it is for another radiology provider. To book, call our reception staff on (03) 9667 1667. Alternatively, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your referral, if you have been provided with this, or you can use our online booking form to get in contact and we can call you back to book you an appointment.
Referring doctors are welcome to discuss with our radiologists the imaging and interventional radiology needs of their patients and whether a nerve block is suitable for their patient’s medical condition.
Naturally as the human body contains an enormous amount of nerves that are amenable to injection, individual fact sheets with specific information pertaining to each separate nerve is beyond the scope of this website. Therefore, each nerve block injection procedure unique to your case will be discussed between you and your referring doctor as well as our radiologist. CT or ultrasound will be used to guide the needle accurately and safely.