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.

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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

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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.

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Vertebroplasty

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.

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Kyphoplasty

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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