Chronic Back Pain and More
Feeling chronic pain in your joints or back? Many chronic pain conditions can be treated with injection-type therapies. We perform these minimally invasive procedures in our in-office suites and provide safe, appropriate sedation when needed.
Pain Management in Baltimore, MD
Joint Aspirations and Joint Injections
To better manage your pain, Dr. Suchin may perform joint aspirations or joint injections. A joint aspiration removes excess joint fluid with a thin needle under x-ray guidance. The removed sample may be sent to a laboratory for further analysis. In a joint injection, a mixture of pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medicines is injected into your joint to provide longer-lasting relief.
Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that treats painful compression fractures in the spine. Vertebrae are small bones which make up the spine. When they are fractured, the pain can be severe and a loss of mobility will often result. The whole procedure takes one to two hours to perform, depending on how many bones are treated. Dr. Suchin will insert a needle through a nick in the skin in the back, directing it under x-ray guidance into each fractured vertebral body. Then he injects medical-grade bone cement into the fractured vertebra. The cement hardens within 15 minutes and stabilizes the fracture, like an internal cast.
Similar to vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to help alleviate pain from vertebral compression fractures. A high-pressure balloon is positioned and inflated to help restore height to the compressed vertebra. The resulting cavity is filled with bone cement to stabilize the fracture.
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